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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
- At West Point, it isn't grades, test scores, class rank, or athletic prowess, but grit that best predicts who will make it to graduation.
- If talent matters, grit matters twice as much.
- The currency of passion is not intensity but consistency.
- Grit can be built from the inside through discovering interests, linking them to purpose, practicing consistently, and holding to hope.
- Understanding grit helps us build grit into others.
- Unlike most personality traits which have obvious downsides, there doesn’t appear to be such a thing as “too much” grit.