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Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

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Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Kenta Omura (1 day ago)
Amazing talk. Inspired me to work harder on my school works
Aesthetic Edits (1 day ago)
Me:What is grit? (Searches up grit in the dictionary) Me:Little pebbles...? (This is real!!)
人慈劉 (3 days ago)
the most important thing is grit. it makes a person believe that he/she can do anything he/she can do
Old Man Primo! (3 days ago)
This elitist B.S. has every kid sleep, texting or playing fortnite....and they're actually being educated better.....
pjlove76 (3 days ago)
GRIT sounds like marriage. Lol
Spha Obie (5 days ago)
i always say setting goals must include perseverance
mynameisdrpat (6 days ago)
from consulting to teaching to psychology studies. that's not grit at all.
Jerry Solisan (7 days ago)
An old idea from Napoleon Hill in modern language and time...
douglas smith (7 days ago)
Studying GRIT? GRIT is not a 'thing' its a slogan. Its a euphemism for politically incorrect 'hard work' and an excuse for another TED talk which most of our grannies knew years ago.
TV식도락가 (9 days ago)
Thanks for the great studying
Hường Nguyễn (13 days ago)
I'm from Vietnam ,I really enjoyed the TED program which educated give me many areas that I didn't know
Weeb UwU (14 days ago)
English class has taken me here ;-;
ferramelly (16 days ago)
AK-2B mana suaranya wkwk
Vina Auliya R (15 days ago)
Haloooo hahhaa
울랄라츄 (21 days ago)
IQ가 가장 중요한건줄 알았는데 아니였군요,,,잘 보고 갑니다
the world Beyond (21 days ago)
She's really beautiful.. I fell in love with her
Henry Caseres (22 days ago)
It’s simple how to be grittier. Just have that ‘never give up’ attitude. This is how we are going to influence our children to nurture grit.
Simithy BY (24 days ago)
They gonna start with why... now go search up Simon Sinek
VanMedia (27 days ago)
she's pretty
motivational girl (29 days ago)
I saw it on linkedin and now came here to watch. Wish its amazing
Enis Sanchez (29 days ago)
I just fall in love
겨자케찹 (30 days ago)
갓뚝배기 (1 month ago)
wow wow wow wow
Bahaa mamoun (1 month ago)
Thank you
곽우영 (1 month ago)
감명 깊게 들었읍니다.
Dashawn Fausette (1 month ago)
Great video 😁
grokiz (1 month ago)
Nice 👍 excellent video for our kids! Thanks 🙏 for valuable presentation. We can apply the rules for all area on life of big 🌎 world 🗺.
baz da (1 month ago)
JSON Bourne (1 month ago)
She's pretty hot
Daniel Suelzle (1 month ago)
I really like this talk except for one little thing; grit doesn't exist, at least not as a measurable phenomena. She didn't discover anything new. She discovered conscientiousness, which is already a well documented trait. A test measuring "grit" is measuring an aspect of conscientiousness. So while her point isn't wrong (conscientiousness is one of the biggest factors determining success), her idea is.
chasing the dream Adi (1 month ago)
Thanks a lot
william louie (1 month ago)
Grit start at home the kids ' parents.
kejah (1 month ago)
I am proud to say that I have grit in masturbation.
Yhin R (1 month ago)
I really enjoyed this Ted Talk from Angela. She mentions that grit is living life like is a marathon not a sprint. Sometimes in life we don't finish first, however, life goes on and we must continue. Continue to be persevere after failing, learn from our mistakes, we are human and we will make mistakes. The most important thing is to continue pushing and work hard to accomplish our goals.
Tim Stratton (1 month ago)
andy bechamps (1 month ago)
Just the best TED Talk.
Esthetic Takoyaki (1 month ago)
Shoutout to all of the student from senior highschool and are here because of UCSP Subject. Really love this subject tho. Understanding thingsssssss
TwistenTiger (1 month ago)
Hey tbh her book Grit is the best book ever, I did a book review on my channel xBooks check it out
Josh Costello (1 month ago)
how many times do we hear the same message, IQ is worthless okay we understand.
Christine Moore (2 months ago)
I was totally distracted by her super-shiny, bouncy, thick hair! LOL
cesar leon (2 months ago)
note for americans, she said grit, not greed.
Mark Emerson (2 months ago)
bravo for her but sorry nothing new here - we already know about the motivational factor in learning and engaging leaners. sadly the educational system still has not done anything to change this.
Charlie Ahmen (2 months ago)
thank for sharing this, it's very heartfelt
Jordia Ibrahim (2 months ago)
But you havent tell us why you left management consulting!!
anglekan (2 months ago)
I don't think this woman understands IQ. IQ has more to do with manipulating and understanding complexity. It's not really about your ability to lear and memorize knowledge. Although learning can be part of it, it's more about how you can apply the knowledge in complex scenarios.
alastairev (2 months ago)
This was part of my college lecture...
Giovani Jimenez Gonzalez (2 months ago)
no one cares about grit most of the people here just came because of a school
Panther Animations (2 months ago)
Anyone else here from a school inclement weather assignment? :P
Haylee Ricketts (2 months ago)
who else is here for an assignment :,( lol
Katyusha nishizumi (1 month ago)
Me , right now lol
Egg Lasagna (2 months ago)
Me rn I almost forgot to do it lol
Mustardgas71 (2 months ago)
who else came from school assignment
Sinne Han (2 months ago)
Who came here from Westchester Community College writing class? LOL
Entertainment Tubes (2 months ago)
Sia Rah (2 months ago)
Who else came after reading her book?
Morgan Tomlinson (2 months ago)
Coming here after reading the book. I nearly failed my first semester of college and went on the hunt for material that would help me change my attitude. I can really say that Grit has been creeping into my life in very positive ways. and this new mindset is definitely helping me change my behavior. Now, when I feel like skipping class or shirking some homework, I ask myself: "Is this conducive to getting what I ACTUALLY care about? Will it help me reach my long term goals?" The answer is almost always to just put my nose to the grindstone and do work. And when you see it as a challenge that is going to help you reach your goals rather than an obstacle waiting to knock you down, your motivations entirely change. For anyone who's been depressed for a long time and is feeling generally hopeless about life, I would HIGHLY recommend reading this book. The ideas Angela Duckworth presents will help you improve your quality of life so much.
Omar Martinez (2 months ago)
*a* *oopsie*
Enkhbat Ch (2 months ago)
at first, i thought it is boring. But it's not, it's fascinating
Alejandro Laguna (2 months ago)
This sounds very nice, saying that all can succeed if you “try hard enough”. If you look at ALL the examples she gives on the fields they analyzed and then describes as “very different environments”, they’re all the same really, they’re all things that without ‘studying’ any behaviors anyone could have told you they are things that you need to persevere to succeed. What?! Those who didn’t quit didn’t drop out of a military academy?!? And only those who didn’t stop trying to teach the kids in bad neighborhoods taught the kids in bad neighborhoods?! Who could have possibly seen that coming?! What I’m trying to say is that she looked at people could stand up and concluded that they did so because they had legs. It’s basically the same thing. Like if I looked at a running competition and determined that those who have feet do better than those who don’t. Instead of focusing on why, she’s focusing on a very useless what. Her grant money could be better spent studying WHY some people are more driven towards a specific goals than others i.e. why some have ‘grit’ and others don’t toward that SPECIFIC goal (because I doubt the kid in West Point would have that same ‘grit’ if put in the teacher’s place and viceversa) Let me direct you towards Jordan Peterson to ask about how IQ is much more relevant on answering these
Gokul S 16BEC0801 (3 months ago)
As an understudy, I feel incredibly motivated by this discourse. Indeed, grit does not just equivalent diligent work. Grit is substantially more than diligent work. I imagine it as a definitive extraordinary variant of diligent work, extra to other fundamental characteristics, for example, persistence, energy, versatility, key reasoning etc..I don't trust grit can be educated to kids, in any event not just by the capacity of guardians. Exertion, determination and 'development mentality' are characteristics that can't be educated. There are numerous other unforeseen components, for example, social conditions, that can influence the manner in which such characteristics are built.Moreover, this thought of grit and achievement is just relevant to a general public of equivalent rights and openings. Shockingly, the individuals who are conceived in poor territories of Africa for instance, they would not have the chance to exercise such characteristics regardless of whether they had them.Last yet not least, achievement is a relative idea. On the off chance that one's origination of accomplishment is estimated by pay and riches for instance, at that point the individual in question may never be successful.All on the whole, this introduction has enabled me to ponder my very own learning and mindset as an understudy, and it has been extremely motivational.
Rafael Rubio (3 months ago)
This video has been kindly recommended to me, with the intention of motivating me. I am a student that has never found any academic difficulty until now. I'm about to graduate from high school and I'm barely making it. I don't have any motivation, I can't feel any pressure and indiscipline and distractions keep me out from studying. I've tried lots of different things to improve. I couldn't and it's frustrating.
Fatima Oliveira (3 months ago)
I quit my full time job to pursue my dream of becoming a real estate agent. I’ve been licensed for 6 months and still cannot find clients. Keep in mind, my background is in sales, yet I wasn’t able to close a single deal. I’m looking for motivation and willingness to pursue my dream, however, I ran out of money and have $0 income... is it really worth pursuing your dream when it’s about to make one homeless? I started listening to Ted talks, in hopes of improving my mental state, but nothing works. Help!!!
Max Islas (1 month ago)
Fatima Oliveira any updates?
do g (3 months ago)
Ronah (3 months ago)
4:56 is lit
Matthew McKeough (3 months ago)
btw 3:02-3:07 is all you need
Tiro Imion (3 months ago)
So inspirational 🙄🥴
Hải Đặng (3 months ago)
sao trên ipad m lai co tiêu đề tiêng Việt nhỉ? co gi sai ko trơi
erosepb (3 months ago)
I think the idea of "grit" can distract from the crucial question of whether the work we are giving children in school is important, interesting and meaningful to them. I think healthy, intelligent people should not mindlessly push on with whatever boring task they are assigned by someone more powerful than them. When people are curious and passionate, their "grit" is intrinsically motivated and doesn't need to be enforced.
Matt D’ Avella?
I learnt that my effort bring to me new knowledges. And with this new knowledges I can see this motivational Talk because I can read the subtitules in english and I am from Spain.
Misty In Wonderland (3 months ago)
This ain’t it. Growth mindset is common knowledge for developing perseverance.
LeoDahVee (3 months ago)
Don't rely solely on your motivation, why? Because it will most likely fade, and fade quickly, that's why self-discipline is essential and so is grit.
SAMBA (3 months ago)
Why she is remind me of Gina Rodriguez???
Mi Li (3 months ago)
One can obtain grit by being bullied, or ignored, or believing one thing called dream. One can lose grit by being observed, managed, or forced to believe what he/she doesn't believe.
Rijalda T (3 months ago)
Competition is the answer. There's no enough competitions in modern schools.
Fardin Ahsan (3 months ago)
This video is kinda misleading in its claims that she discovered something new and that IQ has no positive correlation with success. She didn't really discover anything new at all, what she has been talking about has been known in the psychological community for quite a while. "Grit" is also known as trait conscientiousness in the 5 factor personality scale, and that is positively correlated with general success in all fields. In fact one of the greatest predictors of life success is high trait conscientious paired with relatively high IQ.
Juan Germano (3 months ago)
Came here from Scott Belsky's 'The Messy Middle'. If you are an entrepreneur, read that book.
Tasneem Shaik (3 months ago)
Matt lead me here!
Marcelo Pita (3 months ago)
Last TED talk of the year. Hope 2019 will be better!
Carlos Antonio Emanuele (3 months ago)
Who else came from Matt's channel?
Kaddle1 (23 days ago)
StormSpirit T (2 months ago)
what is that, channel name pls?
Portle (2 months ago)
lol I knew I would find some people
Joao Victor Vital (2 months ago)
Carlos Romario Matos I did understand what she said. In her examples, she is making assumptions about what is successful and what isn’t, she’s telling us the end result (successful/not successful) according to her own parameters. We never get to know the details behind each story that she mentions. Also, her discovery of grit is just very basic common sense. It’s the old “success is 99% perspiration”, “no pain no gain”, “Just Do It”. Everybody knows. Expect that’s not the whole truth. Most successful stories needed a good amount of luck to make it happen, at the very least. But she edits everything out to make it look like life is that simple, it’s all about this one little thing. Where’s her data about people who were “gritty” and never were “successful” (in her own terms)? What about the countless startups that simply fail every single day despite their employees working their lives away? Matt makes a youtube channel. Do you know how many people have tried very hard to do that and will never ever be as successful as him? Certainly many more people than the ones who are successful. By a huge difference. Her statistics doesn’t even make sense. This is just lame and irresponsible
Marios Stavridis (3 months ago)
I'm actually here because I read the book she published about grits and she mentions her Ted speech !!!!
Sarah ung (3 months ago)
I could watch this a million times over. This is great research!!!
chakre katia (4 months ago)
I finished reading your book today. Good book.
Leesyhome이형철 (4 months ago)
So if i want success, must have GRIT?
Nurain Robilto (4 months ago)
I think she is nice.
Nurain Robilto (4 months ago)
I like her dress code. It is look polite.
basha G (4 months ago)
I have SO much grit. I even won the True Grit award upon hs graduation. But I don’t have success. Got my BS but couldn’t do more school to be a doctor bcz I just hate school n had to stop after 8 yrs of it. Just took me too long n didn’t even make it into grad school yet. Just so exhausted n hated my life. Worked super hard n for so long...but I don’t have much to show for it. I don’t get it! I even wrote a book that took me 4 yrs n got 194 rejection letters. Can’t seem to do my art or martial arts either. Exhausted n the harder I worked, the more unhealthy I became. Feel fucking defeated. Explain that
JOmskiiTV (4 months ago)
This is a really great video because I learn how important grit is to be successful. This video is as helpful as this article I found https://wearevirtualkings.com/2018/12/02/guts-resilience-initiative-tenacity-grit-vs-intelligence-quotient-iq/
Finn Bjerke (4 months ago)
Basic concepts in socialpsychology and personality psychology is totally ignored here.
Lina (4 months ago)
Some of her smartest kids weren’t doing so well.... hm. That’s a paradox!
Mezo Riccio (4 months ago)
Fight On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksVkasUpz4o
mr tapeman (4 months ago)
that was gritty
Rees M (4 months ago)
Her look is like asian Jannifer Aniston!
TwistenTiger (4 months ago)
Still reading her book, almost done. It's a must read, my recommendation to you all readers
王子涵 (4 months ago)
People's learning ability can be changed. If we have perseverance, we can have infinite possibilities to do things we think we can't do.
Ke Ma (4 months ago)
After watching this, I have a deep feeling that she has helped me not to find excuses for my failure but only to find ways to succeed on the road of life.
keke fan (4 months ago)
charming speaker!
Vlog Music (4 months ago)
i need pdf
gem thomas (4 months ago)
Check out https://youtu.be/egr3k0Ndtzo if you tell yourself you will never compromise your dream
Arturo Cruz (4 months ago)
Vales verga
Aldric Williams (4 months ago)
Mrs. Duckworth's book brought me here as I just read the passage about how much she had to rehearse this talk before giving it. : )
금준호 (4 months ago)
So, 2018 now. Any new research results?
Hichem Benaissa (4 months ago)
Merci à Steve Abdelkarim

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