The power of passion and perseverance

Angela Duckworth, the author of one of our favourite books, GRIT, discusses raising gritty kids.

“In our family, we live by the Hard Thing Rule. It has three parts. The first is that everyone—including mom and dad—has to do a hard thing. A hard thing is something that requires daily deliberate practice. I’ve told my kids that psychological research is my hard thing, but I also practice yoga.

“Dad tries to get better and better at being a real estate developer; he does the same with running. My eldest daughter, Amanda, has chosen playing the piano as her hard thing.”

More about the concept of Grit – the power of passion and perseverance – is here, in Angela’s TED talk. Do your family members commit to doing hard things?! Let us know your story here.