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.

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