Michaeline: Grit

Pieter van der Heyden, 1562

It takes grit and hard work and all sorts of crazy stuff to make a pearl.

This week, I listened to an All Things Considered podcast about how it’s more important for students to learn to accept failure and get past it than for them to have a natural aptitude.

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Whether it is school, or it is writing, natural talent is only going to take you so far. What’s going to take you the rest of the way is grit: the ability to fail, and get up again and try again. Continue reading