7 Be Persistent: Overcoming Setbacks That Line the Road to Success

DOI: 10.4324/9781003260387-9

Over, under, around, or through, whatever it takes I’ll do.

Businessman, author, motivational speaker T. Harv Eker

For many years now, Professor Angela Duckworth and her associates at the University of Pennsylvania have been investigating the variables beyond intelligence and talent that predict future success. Their early studies found that the relation between self-discipline and achievement was twice as large as the relation between Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and achievement. Others have also reported that grit or resilience, that is, the capacity to return to a previous level of well-being after a period of adversity, was a greater predictor ...

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