Grit is the disposition to pursue very long-term goals with passion and perseverance. And I want to emphasize the stamina quality of grit. Grit is sticking with things over the long term and then working very hard at it.

Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Grit and the Secret of Success – fascinating look at the work of pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth, who studies the one personality trait more predictive of success than any other. (via explore-blog)

Any being, any agent, who can truly say, ‘Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!’ is standing on the threshold of brilliance.

Philosopher Daniel Dennett, who is 72 today, on the art-science of making good mistakes.  (via explore-blog)

A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyway….- Webb Chiles

We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.

― Pema Chödrön (via happyolks)
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