The Culture of Gritty People

  • What are the benefits?
  • What are the costs?
  • What are the risks?
  • Who am I?
  • What is this situation?
  • What does someone like me do in a situation like this?

The Story of Tom Deierlein

If we can’t be Einstein, is it worth studying Physics? If we can’t be Usain Bolt, should we go for a run this morning? Is there any point in trying to run a little faster or longer than we did yesterday?

In my view, these are absurd questions. If my daughter says to me, “Mom, I shouldn’t practice my piano today because I’ll never be Mozart,”

I’ll say in reply, “You’re not practicing piano to be Mozart.” — Angela Duckworth



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