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Watch: The Power of Perseverance

Watch: The Power of Perseverance

After leaving her job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth decided to take on employment as a teacher, where she taught math to seventh graders in a New York public school.  Ms. Duckworth soon noticed that IQ or intelligence weren’t the only predictors of success for her students, even in those who struggled or had a tougher time with the material.  She realized there was another factor – “grit,” and perseverance.  She explains this theory in her TED Talk above.  Check it out, and find out why perseverance can be a big factor in success.

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