8 secrets to grit and resilience, courtesy of the Navy SEALs

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there right now, actually, with my laptop.)

The emerging science of grit and resilience is teaching us a lot about why some people redouble their efforts when the rest of us are heading for the door.

Research is great, but it’s always nice to talk to someone who’s been there firsthand, and to see how theory holds up against reality. So who knows about grit and persistence? Navy SEALs.

So I gave my friend James Waters a call. He was a…

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  1. That is an excellent article. (and the associated linked articles as well) Those observations and principles should be incorporated into the core curriculum at all of our schools. In fact, it should supersede the core curriculum as it is fundamentally more important to individual lifelong success and to their ability to contribute to a strong society.

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