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Grit is Great

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. - Booker T. Washington

Grit: noun \ˈgrit\

Courage and resolve; strength of character.

Synonyms: courage, bravery, strength of character, strength of will, moral fiber, toughness, resolution, determination, tenacity, perseverance, endurance.

Grit is defined as “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.” Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual's passion for a particular long-term goal or endstate, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective.

This perseverance of effort promotes the overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within a gritty individual’s path to accomplishment, and serves as a driving force in achievement realization. Commonly associated concepts within the field of psychology include "perseverance", "hardiness", "resilience", "ambition", "need for achievement" and "conscientiousness". -Wikipedia