THIS MONTH’S UMBRELLA PROJECT SKILL AND FOCUS IS GRIT

Grit is:

  • •Courage
  • •Someone’s ability to persevere despite the presence of many challenges andobstacles to achieve a given goal
  • •Perseverance and passion for long-term goals
  • •Mental toughness
  • •Not quitting, even on the bad days

Grit is our ability to face failures and carry on, our perseverance and passion for our goals. It is our willpower and our ability to stick with tough tasks. Excellence in anything we do requires commitment, hard work and failures along the way. Grit helps us continue to practice the things we would like to improve instead of giving up. Having grit can help us overcome obstacles even on the toughest days. In every type of work or school subject, grit can be as important to our success as talent or intelligence. It allows us to rise to the challenge of difficult goals and run the last mile.

RESEARCH BASED OUTCOMES OF GRIT

1.Grit helps us stick to and achieve our goals

2.Grit is associated with higher GPA (grades)

3.Grittier cadets were more likely to complete the incredibly tough first summer of training at West Point

4.Grit can move us to higher rounds in competition (e.g. spelling bee)

5.Grit helps us achieve more difficult goals6.and a higher level of success

7.Grit helps us feel fulfilled in life

8.Grit improves how long we can focus our energy

 

 

 

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