Emotional Resilience

Numerous professors and educators have noted a lack of emotional resilience and an excess of selfish demands in today’s young people. It’s not uncommon now for books to be removed from a class’s curriculum for no other reason that that they made someone feel sad.

Work On Your Grit then Your Kid

If you want to bring forth grit in your child, first ask how much passion and perseverance you have for your own life goals. Then ask yourself how likely it is that your approach to parenting encourages your child to emulate you. If the answer to the first question is “a great deal,” and your […]

Let kids decide their activities

Kids whose parents let them make their own choices about what they like are more likely to develop interests later identified as passion. From Grit by Angela Duckworth

Get Back on the Treadmill after Discomfort

Staying on the treadmill is one thing, and I do think it’s related to staying true to our commitments even when we’re not comfortable. But getting back on the treadmill the next day, eager to try again, is in my view even more reflective of grit. Because when you don’t come back the next day […]

Highly Successful and Determination

In sum, no matter the domain, the highly successful had a kind of ferocious determination that played out in two ways. First, these exemplars were unusually resilient and hardworking. Second, they knew in a very, ver deep way what it was they wanted. They not only had determination, they had direction. It was this combination […]

Grit by Angela Duckworth

Grit is the best book I’ve read on developing resilience. It doesn’t just cover business stuff, but how should you bet talking to your kids to develop Grit.