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What You'll Learn

Identify your animating passions and top-level goals
Reframe challenges and build a growth mindset
Implement deliberate practice in your life in order to master a new "hard thing"

Leverage real-world expertise

Apply breakthrough insights from today’s leading thinkers to your social enterprise.

Adopt best practices

Learn tried and true methods to amplify your impact from the best in the business.

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I loved this course — an excellent way to reflect on the courage and resolve which is a key strength of character.”

Sujatha

Course Syllabus

01

INTRODUCTION TO GRIT

Video: Welcome to the Course from Angela Duckworth

Preparation: What You’ll Need

Video: The Difference Between Grit and Talent

Video: Characteristics of Grit Paragons

Video: An Example of a Grit Paragon

Exercise: Quick Check for Understanding

Video: Who Can be Gritty?

Video: Goal Hierarchies

Exercise: How Gritty are You? Use the Grit Scale

Exercise: Build Your Goal Hierarchy

02

UNCOVERING YOUR INTERESTS: THE FOUNDATION OF GRIT

Video: The Connection Between Interest and Grit

Video: The Connection Between Play and Passion

Video: Practical Tips for Uncovering Your Interests

Exercise: Interest Inventory

03

DELIBERATE PRACTICE: THE 2ND BUILDING BLOCK

Video: The Deliberate Practice of World-Class Experts

Video: Case Study: What Differentiates a Spelling Bee Champion

Video: Practical Strategies to Implement Deliberate Practice in Your Daily Life

Exercise: Plan Your Deliberate Practice

04

PURPOSE: THE 3RD BUILDING BLOCK

Video: The Connection Between Grit and Purpose

Video: Find Meaning in What You are Already Doing

Video: Job Crafting

Video: Find a Purpose Role Model

Exercise: Job Crafting Journal Prompt

05

HOPE: THE 4TH BUILDING BLOCK

Video: The Connection Between Grit and Purpose

Video: Find Meaning in What You are Already Doing

Video: Job Crafting

Video: Find a Purpose Role Model

Exercise: Job Crafting Journal Prompt

06

LESSONS ON GRIT FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

Video: Debunking Myths Around Grit and Poverty

Video: Concluding Lessons for Social Entrepreneurs

Course Description

The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence called “grit.” In this course, MacArthur Genius, psychologist, and bestselling author Angela Duckworth will introduce you to research-grounded insights and practical strategies to become a grittier person—someone with the perseverance to power through difficult circumstances and drive change in the world.
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About the Instructor

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania as well as the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. A 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Currently, she serves as a faculty director for Wharton People Analytics, an initiative that helps organizations adopt the latest insights from social science research. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, debuted as an immediate New York Times bestseller. For more information on Angela, visit her website.
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