There will be days when we’re tired and discouraged, and at such times it’s a challenge to follow through on what we have committed to do. Achievement is a blend of short-term and long-term decisions and actions.

Have you ever heard someone described as having “grit”? It’s a colloquial phrase, but it’s also a concept that psychologists have found to be linked to the way that some people sustain their effort over time, even when obstacles slow them down.

The science of sticking to it

What is resilience? Psychologist Carol Dweck, pioneer of the “growth mindset”, describes it as any constructive response, be it in behavior, attitude, or emotion, ...

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