How Do We Cultivate Perseverance

In #lrnchat this week we look at how perseverance relates to success and how we may cultivate perseverance in ourselves, our families, and our work environments. Empirical research shows people with persistence and passion toward long-term goals handle challenges and adversity much better than others.  In addition,

From the Department of Education report “Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century”:

Grit (perseverance) entails working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity, and plateaus in progress. The gritty individual approaches achievement as a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina. Whereas disappointment or boredom signals to others that it is time to change trajectory and cut losses, the gritty individual stays the course.

Some items to read and view:

Can Persistence Be Taught – Angela Duckworth – Dr. Duckworth is a leading researcher on grit and how it relates to success. She is 2013 MacArthur “genius” grant recipient.

Angela Duckworth’s TED talk. A brief overview of her research of grit.

Grit: The Top Predictor of Success – From Fast Company magazine