20 Feb Developing GRIT: how to build optimism for success and happiness
by Thomas Boyce for the American Management Association’s Playbook
GRIT has become a buzzword in today’s business world. However, little work has been done to truly understand how GRIT can be learned, much less applied, in a business setting to make success more likely. As I noted in a recent AMA webcast, individuals can drive toward success by becoming more optimistic.
A four-part model of GRIT
GRIT is commonly defined as passion and perseverance for long-term goals. I propose that the well-known psychological constructs of growth mindset, self-efficacy, personal control, and learned optimism can be combined to produce behaviors exemplary of GRIT. This conceptualization provides a decades-rich behavioral science platform from which anyone can learn and use new competencies to achieve desired results.
The AMA seminar GRIT: What Successful People Have in Common synthesizes this approach. Here are the four components of GRIT…
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