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December 16

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EP 38 | Why Grit and Productive Struggle Lead to Growth Mindset

By Kim Strobel

December 16, 2020


In today’s episode of the She Finds Joy podcast, Kim talks all about Angela Duckworth. She’s a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and in her research she has stated that it is neither talent, nor physical strength, nor intelligence that leads to outstanding achievement and success in life. The secret is grit. 

Duckworth defines grit as “Passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement, with no particular concern for rewards or recognition along the way.” 

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In this episode, Kim discusses Duckworth’s research on grit and how it can be the number one determiner of why some people fail—while others succeed—at accomplishing their goals and dreams.

Listen in to learn:

  • What grit is and how you can start being grittier in life. 
  • How you can grow your mindset to remove limiting beliefs. 
  • Why you should embrace productive struggle—it’s the path to success. 
  • Why we must learn to do hard things. 
  • The five characteristics of gritty people. 
  • How mindsets can be changed over time.

“Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals.” – Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Psychology


Checkout this Episode on Youtube as well. 

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About Kim

Kim Strobel is Chief Happiness Officer at Kim Strobel Live Events and Retreats. She is a teacher, consultant, motivational speaker, happiness coach, and a mission-minded person whose passion is helping others overcome their fears and discover their joy! 

You can follow Kim’s journey on Instagram at @KimStrobelJoy and in the free private, She Finds Joy Facebook community.

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