Acumen Presents: Angela Duckworth on Building Grit

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Course Description

The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence called “grit.” This course will introduce you to research-grounded insights and practical strategies to become a more gritty person—someone with the perseverance to power through difficult circumstances and drive change in the world. Taught by Angela Duckworth, a MacArthur Genius winner, bestselling author of Grit, and University of Pennsylvania psychologist, you’ll learn strategies to set the right goals, uncover your interests, implement the deliberate practice in your daily life, cultivate a growth mindset, and find purpose in your work so that you can continue pursuing difficult challenges.

Through a series of video lectures, Angela will bring the lessons from her New York Times bestselling book and TED talk to life, offering stories and findings particularly relevant to social change makers trying to do hard things. She’ll also share research-grounded insights relevant to everyone from entrepreneurs to parents to athletes to students to businesspeople who are trying to live up to their full potential—and help others do the same. She’ll share practical tips and strategies to develop more grit in your daily life and you’ll gain a set of exercises and supplemental resources to start applying these lessons right away.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to build their grit--their passion and perseverance for pursuing longterm goals.
  • Anyone who wants to help others build their grit.

Course content

6 sections • 31 lectures • 46m total length
  • What You'll Need
  • An Example of a Grit Paragon
  • Quick Check for Understanding
    1 question
  • Who Can Be Gritty?
  • How Gritty Are You? Use the Grit Scale
  • Build Your Goal Hierarchy