Issy Hunter, on 15/09/17 12:31
"Practise makes perfect" – perseverance as a concept is one well known to most. From learning times tables to perfecting a parallel park, early in life, tenacity is trumpeted as the major contributor to achieving goals. Somewhere along the line however, grit appears to be ousted in favour of other traits such as IQ, social confidence and even good looks. Yet new research, spearheaded by Angela Duckworth, has illuminated grit as a far more ubiquitous predictor of success than it had previously been given credit for.