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.


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