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Sep 25, 2018

In this episode, we are joined by Angela Duckworth, who is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, which proposes the concept of ‘grit’ as using passion and personal conscientiousness to achieve long-term goals. Angela has also been a winner of the MacArthur Genius Fellowship.

What Was Covered

  • How passion and perseverance is at the heart of grit and its contribution to high performance
  • The naturalness bias and our preference towards those we perceive as naturally talented compared to those who strive to achieve success
  • The mundanity of excellence and how champions learn to love the discipline of working on their craft
  • How successful people use hopeful mindset to solve challenges, setbacks, and failures.

Key Takeaways and Learnings

  • Focus: why the most successful gritty high performers spend up to 70% of their time developing their passion alone.
  • Assets of passion: the four developmental stages we experience in realizing our passions in life.
  • Top level goals: how to set your most important priorities aside from lesser interests as a path to achieving your top-level goal.

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