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What's Your Definition Of Greatness? "To own your story and love yourself through that process." Brene Brown
"Your story should not be your fortress but rather your fuel." - Lisa Nichols
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -Walt Disney
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." -Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson
Dreams grow if you grow. Zig Ziglar
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin." -Tony Robbins
"Love the life you live. Live the life you love." -Bob Marley
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." -Helen Keller
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha
Stay hungry, stay foolish. Steve Jobs
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X
Some people do really find fault like there's a reward for it. Zig Ziglar
It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela
Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey
Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt
Little by little, one travels far. J.R.R. Tolkien
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. Bruce Lee
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Malcolm X
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin
I think, therefore I am. René Descartes
To be, or not to be, that is the question. William Shakespeare
A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job. Zig Ziglar
Live life like your the hero in the story.
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Unleashing Grit: The Angela Duckworth Story

Angela Duckworth is a name synonymous with grit—a quality that has reshaped our understanding of success and achievement. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Duckworth’s early years were marked by a curiosity for human behavior and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. This innate drive laid the foundation for her groundbreaking work in psychology, where she would ultimately uncover the secrets to unlocking human potential.

A Journey of Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose

The Early Years: Nurturing Curiosity

From a young age, Duckworth exhibited a natural inclination towards learning and discovery. Encouraged by her parents to explore the world around her, she voraciously consumed books and immersed herself in diverse subjects, laying the groundwork for her future academic pursuits. It was during these formative years that Duckworth first encountered the concept of grit—a term that would later become the focal point of her research.

Academic Pursuits: Bridging Theory and Practice

Fuelled by her passion for understanding human behavior, Duckworth pursued a Bachelor’s degree in neurobiology at Harvard University, where she delved into the intricacies of the brain and its influence on behavior. However, it was during her subsequent career in management consulting that Duckworth began to question the conventional markers of success. Despite witnessing firsthand the correlation between intelligence and achievement, she noticed a glaring gap—a gap that couldn’t be explained solely by intellect.

The Birth of Grit: A Paradigm Shift

Driven by a desire to unravel the mysteries of achievement, Duckworth returned to academia, earning a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. It was here, amidst the hallowed halls of academia, that she embarked on a transformative journey—one that would ultimately redefine the way we perceive success. Drawing upon her own experiences and observations, Duckworth coined the term “grit” to describe the unique combination of passion and perseverance that distinguishes high achievers from their peers.

Groundbreaking Research: Unraveling the Secrets of Success

Armed with her newfound concept, Duckworth embarked on a series of groundbreaking studies aimed at deciphering the role of grit in predicting achievement. Through meticulous research and rigorous analysis, she uncovered compelling evidence linking grit to a wide range of outcomes, from academic performance to professional success. Her findings not only challenged prevailing notions of talent and intelligence but also offered a beacon of hope to individuals striving to reach their full potential.

Legacy and Impact: Empowering the Next Generation

Today, Angela Duckworth’s work continues to inspire and empower countless individuals around the globe. Through her bestselling book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” and her influential TED Talk, she has brought the concept of grit to the forefront of public consciousness, sparking a global conversation about the keys to success. As the founder and CEO of the Character Lab, Duckworth remains committed to advancing our understanding of human character and empowering the next generation of leaders.

Conclusion: Embracing Grit as a Path to Success

The story of Angela Duckworth is one of resilience, determination, and unwavering dedication to uncovering the secrets of success. From her humble beginnings to her status as a leading authority in psychology, Duckworth’s journey serves as a testament to the power of passion and perseverance. As we navigate the complexities of life, let us heed her wisdom and embrace grit as a guiding principle on our own path to greatness.

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