“Far better is it to dare mighty, to win gloriously, even checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ” -THEODORE ROOSEVELT


TrueGrit – Inherited or Environmental?


True Grit = “Grit is sticking with things over the very long term until you master them. Angela Duckworth states that “the gritty individual approaches achievement as a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina.”

Duckworth’s research suggests that when it comes to high achievement, grit may be as essential as intelligence. That’s a significant finding because for a long time, intelligence was considered the key to success.” Article – Click Here

Grit - Have it or you don't? Or can you learn it too?

Inspired by this article I have looked further into this concept of having enough ‘Grit’ to get the job done.  Questions which have come from my analysis follows :

Is this something that is inherent in the nature of a ‘blood line’ either inherited or molded by environment?

If someone is very intelligent but has no ‘Grit’ can this individual undergo training to have what it takes to ‘get it done’?

Should we review this as a genetic study of successful entrepreneurs or successful achievements made by others and the training which they underwent?

Are we really able to distinguish if ‘Grit’ is found inherited by a certain trait or characteristic?

Is this purely a focus on child development psychology and can we encourage our discourage our children to have ‘Grit’?

This will start my series on Grit as I analyze numerous legacy families as well as new  / entrepreneurs / successful achievers / and when they realized there was a need to push forward no matter what the odds.  Explore with me as we look at the concept of “TRUE GRIT” which I believe is both Genetic and Inherently Environmental.  I believe we encourage or discourage our children to have True Grit at certain levels and the decisions we make today with them will influence the rest of their lives.

VIRGINIA BEACH – With a little more than a day left, the crew and volunteers at the Extreme Makeover site in Va. Beach are working to beat the deadline.

Friday morning at 6:15 a.m., crews were putting in the driveway and landscaping at the new home.

The Hill-Burdette family is due home on Saturday afternoon. It’s going to be quite a different house home from the one they left a week ago.

Joshua Macias with JEB Development is on the team that’s installing something unique to the family’s needs.

“We helped to work on the whole salon. There’s actually a nail salon right behind the garage. It’s pretty amazing. There’s going to be custom tile all throughout, electrical, plumbing, a nail bath. It’s pretty cool to see the design that was put into it as well as a powder room, the bathrooms downstairs,” he said.

Extreme Home Make Over

Extreme Home Make Over

Date: February 4, 2001
Time: 7:37
Appearance: Extreme Home Makeover Appearance – WVEC
Outlet: WVEC, Virginia Beach, VA
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Format: Television

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