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Such courage in the face of trauma

This piece from this morning's NY Times represents this woman's courage, resiliency, advocacy, and absolute grit in finding her voice for others while also experiencing excruciating personal pain. Go Girl! We stand with you.

GRIT: The Power and Passion of Perseverance, A Book Summary

Angela Duckworth believes in human potential and the ability of anyone and everyone to improve their chances of achievement. She believes that passion and perseverance count more toward success than static notions of intelligence or talent. GRIT is the term she employs to capture what it takes to be really good at something and she believes that GRIT is a learned skill. Angela makes the strong case that effort (more than talent or native skill) is the operative ingredient. Effort gets double billing and has twice the benefit. Talent x Effort = Skill Skill x Effort = Achievement According to Angela, GRIT can be grown from both the inside out (through individual effort) and the outside in (th

Flowing like a river

"I would love to live like a river flows, Carried by the surprise of its own unfolding."



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