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Success is the will to persevere when faced with hard challenges.

GritA growth mindsetDeterminationResilienceDrive are all part of the same important indicator of success, much more so than a high IQ or family income. “Grit is sticking with your future — day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years — and working really hard to make that future a reality,” says Angela Lee Duckworth. She carried out research among Secondary school students, salespeople, military cadets and demonstrated that, while intelligence is important, the determining factors for success were hard work and ‘grit’, the will to persevere when faced with hard challenges. Watch Angela Lee Duckworth in her TED talk on The key to success? Grit.