Grit and resillience

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Grit can contribute to an individual’s baseline level of resilience. As defined by Angela Duckworth, grit is passion and persevere for long-term goals. An individual may have a high level of grit toward things they are passionate about, and a lower level of grit toward less enticing aspects of their life.


Resilience is the ability to adapt to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress (work, family/relationship problems, health problems, and financial stress). It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences. Resilience is not uncommon – people are able to overcome significant challenges. Have you ever met someone and thought, “how do they do it?” The road to being a resilient individual may be a challenging one and can cause emotional distress along the way. Resilience involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone.

This page was last modified on October 30, 2018