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Angela Duckworth



Angela Lee Duckworth, PhD, is an American academic, MacArthur Fellow, psychologist, and popular science author who studies grit and self-control, especially in the context of helping adolescents. She is also the founder of Character Lab, a nonprofit with a mission to advance the science and practice of character development.

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Angela Duckworth - A Growth Mindset Is the Right Mindset - Insights for Entrepreneurs - Amazon

Do you believe that people are capable of change, or that people are ultimately unchangeable? The way you feel about this question influences your own ability to grow, gain new skills, and develop positive change in your own life.

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Among Grit’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic...

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Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read

Angela Duckworth and her team devise strategies to help students learn how to work hard and adapt in the face of temptation, distraction, and defeat.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageEnthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.

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Angela Duckworth: Grit & Parenting

Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit.

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Why Millennials Struggle for Success

So, why are millennials at the bottom of the heap in grit?

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How Can Schools Teach Character?

The Character Lab was created to study strategies and practices that build character, to create educational tools from scientific insights, to create new ways to measure character and to change the conversation about character development in K-12 education.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageOur potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.

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What Quality Do the Most Successful People Share? True Grit

What makes a person successful? For Professor Angela Duckworth, the answer is grit, an intangible trait that motivates passion and perseverance. In a study at West Point, Duckworth found that grit mattered more for success than leadership ability, intelligence and physical fitness.

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What Is Grit?

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