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  • This is a story about grit, and why it might just be the key to your success.

  • So what the heck is grit?

  • Well, officially it's the combination of persistence and resilience.

  • Big words, huh?

  • Persistence means you keep going even when the going gets tough and you stay focused on the task without getting distracted.

  • Resilience is toughness.

  • When you get knocked down, you bounce back up and try again.

  • When you have both of these qualities, we call that grit.

  • And once you have grit, you can learn anything.

  • But why is grit so important to learning?

  • Because when things are easy and you're coasting along, it's nice, it might even be fun for awhile, but you're not learning.

  • Learning comes from struggle from trying and failing, then learning from your mistakes.

  • Remember when you first learn to ride a bike? Or swim? Or play an instrument? Or do long division?

  • It seems impossible at first and if you gave up after the first try, it would be...

  • But you're persistent, you keep trying.

  • You start to get the hang of it.

  • You practice; you work at it a little bit at a time and eventually it starts to get easier for you.

  • You learn from your mistakes.

  • And the more you work, the easier it gets.

  • But remember, learning is hard work.

  • That's why you need grit because the key to success in school and life is how you react when things don't go your way.

  • So the next time you're struggling with something in your life or in your science book, just remember it's part of learning.

  • And with a little hard work and a lot of grit, you can do things that once seemed impossible!

This is a story about grit, and why it might just be the key to your success.

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    薛明璟 posted on 2020/06/20
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