Resilient Gratitude

The first way gratitude makes us resilient is that it keeps us hopeful. Gratitude is a game of contrasts. Our circumstances look a certain way; then something happens to improve them. Gratitude happens when we take notice of the distance between the two.

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.

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.