Describe an actual example of grit from your own life

Describe an actual example of grit from your own life

Thread: Week 8 Discussion 1 – PSY115003VA016-1166-001

  • Please read this PBS Newshour column, “When To Quit, from an Expert on Grit”, and then respond to the following questions:
    • Duckworth defines grit as “passion and perseverance for long-term goals.” Describe an actual example of grit from your own life or the life of someone you know personally. (Make sure to include what the person was passionate about and how perseverance was demonstrated.)
    • In the article, Duckworth explains that in some situations, quitting can be the best choice, because “your energy will be better spent on a different low-level goal that accomplishes the same end.” From your own life or the life of someone you know personally, share an example of when quitting or changing direction was a good decision.

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