What is Your Family’s Grit Factor?

What’s the best predictor of success in a person’s life, including when it comes to goals in education? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth.

What is grit? Find out in her TED Talk, in which Duckworth explains that grit is a better indicator of personal  success than IQ, family income and other factors. Take the grit test yourself.

See her TED Talk about Grit.


Willpower is in your mind, not in a sugar cube, say Stanford scholars.

The research challenges the popular view that willpower is a limited resource that depends on a consistent supply of glucose.