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Open thread: Having grit means living life like a marathon, not a sprint. Share your story of grit, and how it made a difference.

As a seventh-grade math teacher in New York, Angela Lee Duckworth quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled.

We'd like to start an open discussion on the idea that "grit" is one of the main factors for success in school and beyond. Does this ring true, in your experience? Have you ever seen grit make the difference between failure and success?

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    May 10 2013: Robert, I totally agree. I find clever and smart your description of the topic. I am convinced that grit is -now and forever- an important tool of the 'box', of course. But to use many other tools and to know how and when use they, is also esential.

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