Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, September 26, 2013

Creative history brims with embodied examples of why the secret of genius is doggedness rather than “god”-given talent. But it takes a brilliant scholar of the psychology of achievement to empirically prove these creative intuitions: Math-teacher-turned-psychologist Angela Duckworth has done more than anyone for advancing our understanding of how self-control and grit — the relentless work ethic of sustaining your commitments toward a long-term goal — impact success. […read more]