On today’s episode, we sit down with Angela Duckworth, the founder and CEO of Character Lab, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, a #1 New York Times best seller. Angela has an amazing story, and one we can all relate to as we pursue our own individual versions of success. Angela left a stressful job in management consulting at just 27 years old to pursue teaching and eventually enroll in graduate school to become a psychologist.
This conversation is centered around grit – a characteristic of successful people that Angela has dedicated years of research to in an effort to better understand what truly drives successful people to be great. A few of the topics we covered include how to delay gratification & control your impulses, how gritty people handle failure, the “I’ll show you” effect, and where perseverance truly comes from.
This was hands down one of our favorite episodes to date, and we think you’ll all find Angela’s insights to be easy to digest and applicable no matter what your lifestyle looks like. We hope you all enjoy this conversation with Angela Duckworth. Let’s go!