QOTD: How to Get More Grit in Your Life

“One of the psychologists that I interviewed said shame is usually not helpful as an emotion, and I would second that. So no, I don’t believe people should berate themselves for deciding that they don’t want to go to medical school after all. But I will say this: it is human nature to get bored of things and to seek the novel. And I think that one of the skills that one must develop in life, if one cares not to be a dilettante, if it’s a goal of yours to become expert in something, one of the skills is to learn to substitute nuance for novelty”

Angela Duckworth

How To Get More Grit in Your Life Podcast, Freakonomics 

 


Angela Lee Duckworth (born 1970) is an American psychologist and popular science author. She won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship.[1] She is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She’s also the Founder and Scientific Director of an educational nonprofit called Character Lab. Her lab studies grit and self-control.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Duckworth

How To Get More Grit in Your Life Podcast, Freakonomics 

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