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What is the greatest factor to be successful in school and in life?

“doing well in school and in life, depends on much more than your ability to learn quickly and easily.

I started studying kids and adults in all kinds of super challenging settings.

And in every study my question was, who is successful here and why in all those very different contexts.

One characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success.

And it wasn't social intelligence wasn't good looks physical health, and it wasn't IQ.

It was grit, grit is passion and perseverance for very long term goals.

Grit is having stamina, grit is sticking with your future day in day out.

Not just for the week, not just for the month. But for For years and working really hard to make that future a reality.”

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