“After much research, it turns out that across all ethnic, socio-economic, educational, and psychological demographics ‘one characteristic emerge[s] as a significant predictor of success… grit” (Duckworth).
Psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth has made grit the focus of years of study. She defines grit as ‘the ability to persevere in pursuing a future goal over a long period of time and not giving up… It is having stamina. It’s sticking with your future, day-in, day-out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.’”