Thanks to friends on Facebook who led me to this excellent 6 minute talk. It is very encouraging for me because I personally don’t think I posses any skill, knowledge or intelligence that is higher than anybody. In fact, growing up, I’ve thought of myself as untalented, nothing special, average and unlikely to achieve anything great. In many ways, a lot of that still remains. There is one silver lining though. I’ve always thought of myself as being stubborn and determined. After listening to Angela Lee Duckworth, I like ‘grit’ much better because it explains so much more.Well worth listening to. Particularly if you don’t feel you have what it takes or feeling a little beaten. I also loved this bit from her talk Also, there is a short ‘gritty’ quiz you can take to find out how ‘gritty’ you are. Check it out. I scored 4.25. What did you score?