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Greatness of Grit and Resilience


GRIT is the defining element in what it takes to realize your most important and rewarding ambitions. If AQ is about defense — how you respond to whatever comes your way — GRIT is about offense. It defines the degree, duration, and quality of effort you invest to make good things happen.

Grit is being resilient in the face of failure and has deep commitments to a long term goal.


What does Mental GRIT predict?

According to extensive research, GRIT predicts:

  • Goal Magnitude
  • Goal Fulfillment
  • Job Level
  • Growth Mindset
  • Agility
  • Effort
  • Engagement
  • Persistence
  • Performance
  • Value

Additional collaboration with researchers from Cornell University and the Educational Testing Service reveal some additional insights:

Rising Above – GRIT predicts one’s ability to improve one’s station (socio-economic status) in life. Those who score higher tend to move up. Those who score lower tend to fall, or get stuck.

Fully Employed – GRIT predicts how employed a person tends to be. Those with less GRIT are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed. Those with more GRIT tend to be fully employed. 

Health and Happiness – GRIT predicts a person’s quality of life and overall health. The greater one’s GRIT, the fuller, healthier, and more satisfying one’s life tends to be.

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How well, how consistently, and to what extent do you actively seek fresh ideas, perspectives, and advice?

What is a Growth mindset: an attitude and approach to seek and consider new ideas, alternatives, approaches, and fresh perspectives.

This component encourages individuals to be open-minded and curious; and it also fosters a spirit of exploration, and a willingness to simply “do more,” to devote the extra time and energy it takes to stretch oneself, even in conditions of adversity or serious challenge.

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How well, how fast, and to what extent do you put any and all adversity to constructive use.

Resilience/AQ: the capacity to bounce back from adversity or failure, and also
deal with adversity constructively by turning an unsuccessful experience into “fuel”
for increasing one’s effort in the next attempt.

Resilience enables you to endure setbacks, to try again harder, and to keep seeking solutions. It develops the mindset that taking risks, facing adversity, or tackling anything difficult is more meaningful, more intrinsically motivating, and ultimately more rewarding than simply performing the minimum amount of work or taking on only what is easy.

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To what extent do you pursue the right/best goals, in the most effective ways?

Instinct: the innate desire to pursue the most worthy goals in the smartest ways.

This component reveals one’s capacity to harness past experiences and information gathered from others, to think critically, and to solve problems strategically.

It encourages creativity, agility, and practicality in working toward goals.

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Compared to the best, how long, how hard, how far will you crank toward your most worthy goals?

Tenacity: persistence toward your goals, in spite of difficulty, challenge,  or discomfort.

This also involves the ability to delay gratification, to repeatedly marshal focused
energy and effort, and to willingly exhibit passionate personal commitment to a goal.

Beware the Tipping Point of NO RETURN! 

Commit to improving Grit, Growth, Compassion, Care, and Collaboration, that empowers your people. 


As times get tougher – we personally need greater #ADAPTAGILITY: Resilience, Meaning, Grit, Growth, Grattitude and guidance to thrive in Tough VUCA Times. 

Grit Institute

The GRIT Institute is an independent, worldwide, organically growing consortium of scholars, professionals, leaders, and learners interested in exploring and expanding the applications and implications of GRIT across an endless array of contexts and cultures.

Assessing and building GRIT™?

Developed by Paul Stoltz, Ph.D., CEO of PEAK Learning,Inc., the GRIT Gauge ™ has emerged as a potent tool. 

Based on research conducted over 3 decades, in 63 countries, the GRIT Gauge is the only tool that measures both the quality & quantity of
one’s GRIT across 4 validated dimensions: Growth, Resilience, Instinct, & Tenacity.

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