Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint. —Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth

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Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in, day-out. Not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

DR. ANGELA LEE DUCKWORTH

psychologist

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Edilandio from Soares OCTOBER 30, 2015
I love quotes! This is one of my favorites by Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth ... "Grit is living life as a marathon, not a sprint"

Edilandio from Brasil OCTOBER 30, 2015
I love quotes! This is one of my favorite by Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth ... "Grit is living life as a marathon, not a sprint".


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