100+ Angela Duckworth Quotes on Grit & Determination

angela duckworth quotes on grit

Angela Duckworth Quotes:  Widely known for her deep and path-breaking research on grit, Angela Lee Duckworth is one of the most fabled and respected American psychologists and science authors. Angela was born in 1970 and has a very humble beginning. Her parents moved to America where she graduated from Cherry Hill high school east, earned her B. A degree in Neurobiology from Harvard, college, an M.Sc in neuroscience from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance was published in 2016 and quickly became the New York time bestsellers and remain on that slab for 21 straight weeks. She currently hosts the popular podcast ‘No Stupid Questions’ on the Freakonomics network. We have compiled some of the most popular Angela Duckworth Quotes on grit, life, and determination that will help you to achieve the toughest goals with utmost ease.

Angela Duckworth Quotes on Grit

Why do some people try, try again, and why do some people not? That’s what I’m after. » Angela Duckworth

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Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another. » Angela Duckworth

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People with grit don’t believe that failure is a permanent condition. » Angela Duckworth

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When it comes to how we fare in the marathon of life, effort counts tremendously. » Angela Duckworth

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Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare. » Angela Duckworth

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Consistency of effort over the long run is everything. » Angela Duckworth

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Do things better than they have ever been done before. » Angela Duckworth

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A lack of grit can come from having less coherent goal structures. » Angela Duckworth

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Morally, there was no ‘right decision,’ only a decision that was right for me. » Angela Duckworth

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Even the most accomplished of experts start out as unserious beginners. » Angela Duckworth

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Gritty people train at the edge of their comfort zone. They zero in on one narrow aspect of their performance and set a stretch goal to improve it. » Angela Duckworth

Many, many individuals will report starting to form their lifelong interests around adolescence. Why that is, researchers don’t fully know. But if you can take a trip down memory lane and see what interested you, that’s at least a clue as to where your interest may begin to develop. » Angela Duckworth

Some of the things we do are great, but they often have these iterations that are not great. We screw up sometimes. We get rejected. » Angela Duckworth

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I would be surprised if my girls ended up as women without grit. I really would. » Angela Duckworth

It soon became clear that doing one thing better and better might be more satisfying than staying an amateur at many different things. » Angela Duckworth

The most important thing parents can do, although it’s not the only thing they should do, is model the behavior they want from their kids. » Angela Duckworth

Some people prefer a world where we’re all equally talented in everything. Whether you prefer that world or not, I don’t think that world exists. » Angela Duckworth

I will say that if my wildest dreams come true, I will, like, wake up one day, and I will be Carol Dweck, right? Because she is like everything I want to be. » Angela Duckworth

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Optimistic young adults stay healthier throughout middle age and, ultimately, live longer than pessimists. » Angela Duckworth

Grit may carry risk because it’s about putting all your eggs in one basket, to some extent. » Angela Duckworth

What we reliably find is that people’s perseverance scores are actually higher than their passion scores, and I think it really does get to the fact that working hard is hard, but maybe finding your passion is even more difficult. » Angela Duckworth

There haven’t been genetic studies on grit, but we often think that challenge is inherited but grit is learned. That’s not what science says. Science says grit comes from both nature and nurture. » Angela Duckworth

Someone twice as talented but half as hardworking as another person might reach the same level of skill but still produce dramatically less over time. » Angela Duckworth

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as much as talent counts, effort counts twice. » Angela Duckworth

You cannot will yourself to be interested in something you’re not interested in. But you can actively discover and deepen your interest. » Angela Duckworth

With EFFORT, talent becomes skill and, at the same time, effort makes skill productive. » Angela Duckworth

I learned a lesson I’d never forget. The lesson was that, when you have setbacks and failures, you can’t overreact to them. » Angela Duckworth

The parenting style that is good for grit is also the parenting style good for most other things: Be really, really demanding, and be very, very supportive. » Angela Duckworth

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What I mean is that you care about that same ultimate goal in an abiding, loyal, steady way. » Angela Duckworth

I do think that whatever ambition I may have had natively was amplified by my father’s clear valuing of it. I knew that was what my dad really cared about. » Angela Duckworth

Yes, but the main thing is that greatness is doable. Greatness is many, many individual feats, and each of them is doable. » Angela Duckworth

Without effort, your talent is nothing more than unmet potential. Without effort, your skill is nothing more than what you could have done but didn’t. » Angela Duckworth

Every successful person has to decide what to do in part by deciding what not to do. » Angela Duckworth

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At its core, the idea of purpose is the idea that what we do matters to people other than ourselves. » Angela Duckworth

I learned that being a ‘promising beginner’ is fun, but being an actual expert is infinitely more gratifying. » Angela Duckworth

I have a feeling tomorrow will be better is different from I resolve to make tomorrow better. » Angela Duckworth

Our early interests are fragile, vaguely defined, and in need of energetic, years-long cultivation and refinement. » Angela Duckworth

One form of perseverance is the daily discipline of trying to do things better than we did yesterday. So, » Angela Duckworth

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It isn’t suffering that leads to hopelessness. It’s suffering you think you can’t control. » Angela Duckworth

Kids whose parents let them make their own choices about what they like are more likely to develop interests later identified as passion. » Angela Duckworth

Everybody knows that effort matters. What was revelatory to me was how much it mattered. » Angela Duckworth

Passion for your work is a little bit of discovery, followed by a lot of development, and then a lifetime of deepening. » Angela Duckworth

At the start of an endeavor, we need encouragement and freedom to figure out what we enjoy. » Angela Duckworth

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most dazzling human achievements are, in fact, the aggregate of countless individual elements, each of which is, in a sense, ordinary. » Angela Duckworth

You may choose to write. your top-level goal in indelible ink, but until you know for sure, work in pencil. » Angela Duckworth

Well okay, that didn’t go so well, but I guess I will just carry on. » Angela Duckworth

Experts are more interested in what they did wrong – so they can fix it – then what they did right. » Angela Duckworth

Passion begins with intrinsically enjoying what you do. » Angela Duckworth

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Substituting nuance for novelty is what experts do, and that is why they are never bored. » Angela Duckworth

Gritty people do more deliberate practice and experience more flow. » Angela Duckworth

When you keep searching for ways to change your situation for the better, you stand a chance of finding them. When you stop searching, assuming they can’t be found, you guarantee they won’t. » Angela Duckworth

Nobody wants to show you the hours and hours of becoming. They’d rather show the highlight of what they’ve become. » Angela Duckworth

Nobody gets to be good at something without effort, no matter what your aptitude is. » Angela Duckworth

Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. » Angela Duckworth

Mindlessly ‘going through the motions’ without improvement – can be its own form of suffering. » Angela Duckworth

The most important were challenges that exceeded current skills. » Angela Duckworth

Many people are cruising through life doing precisely zero hours of deliberate practice. » Angela Duckworth

There are no shortcuts to true excellence. » Angela Duckworth

Most of us become more conscientious, confident, caring, and calm with life experience. » Angela Duckworth

Great performers in every domain improve through deliberate practice. » Angela Duckworth

A clear, well-defined philosophy gives you the guidelines and boundaries that keep you on track, » Angela Duckworth

Every effortless performance on YouTube are hours and hours of unrecorded, invisible-to-outsiders, mistaken-ridden practice. » Angela Duckworth

For the beginner, novelty is anything that hasn’t been encountered before. For the expert, novelty is nuance. » Angela Duckworth

If you keep practicing in the same time and place, what once took conscious thought to initiate becomes automatic. » Angela Duckworth

It was this combination of passion and perseverance that made high achievers special. In a word, they had grit. » Angela Duckworth

Most gritty people see their world ultimate aims as deeply connected to the world beyond themselves. » Angela Duckworth

Interest without purpose is nearly impossible to sustain for a lifetime. » Angela Duckworth

How you see your work is more important than your job title. » Angela Duckworth

The focus on talent distracts us from something that is at least as important, and that is effort. As much as talent counts, effort counts twice. » Angela Duckworth

It’s a start. Let’s continue, in the next chapter, to see how grit can and does change. And, then, in the rest of the book, let’s learn how to accelerate that growth. » Angela Duckworth

You can want to be a top dog and, at the same time, be driven to help others. » Angela Duckworth

Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft. » Angela Duckworth

The hope that gritty people have has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with getting up again. » Angela Duckworth

Developing passion and perseverance is possible for anyone and everyone. » Angela Duckworth