Grit – The power or passion and perseverance
Angela Duckworth’s research investigated how to predict whether someone will succeed; have the perseverance to follow through. What she found was that it is not just talent or money which determines if an individual is successful, it is those individuals who have grit. She describes all the different components of grit, is it something someone is born with or can it grow, can it grow from one’s own personal endeavors or does there need to be an outside influence? All these questions she gives a detailed review with real life examples. She has even developed a grit scale to help identify those individuals with passion and perseverance….grit. I believe having grit is a trait all DNP students portray and it carries over professionally because grit is a trait needed when implementing any organizational change.