Angela Duckworth's Grit: The Key To Success

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ve you ever contently thought about why people become successful? It may be surprising that intelligence isn’t the key component to achieving something; neither popularity nor social skills. It’s grit, the ability to preserve over obstacles to reach a long-term goal. According to Angela Duckworth from the TEDTalk, “The key to success? Grit,” this characteristic is the most important when working toward a longstanding goal. It demonstrates the overcoming of difficulty and working through it. Grit can be described as a passionate resilience to reach an objective in the far future. It is having stamina in your life that keeps you going and working on forthcoming hopes and dreams. In a nutshell, grit is the key to all successes and without it,…show more content…
Rose was a wealthy woman aboard the Titanic’s maiden voyage, who was controlled by her unpleasant fiance. As most women were in this era, Rose was restricted by the men in her life and hadn’t felt true happiness, until she met Jack Dawson on the ship. Jack was an outgoing character that saw Rose as the most beautiful woman. After saving her life from suicide, they fell instantly in love with each other. In the short time they spent together, they both knew they found their soulmate. Unfortunately, their sappy love life was disturbed when the Titanic hit an iceberg. The ship began sinking uncontrollably and they knew they were doomed. Promptly after the ship sunk, they were left to freeze in the Atlantic ocean. They found a door to lay on to keep from staying in the water, but only Rose could fit on it. Jack knew he would die of hypothermia, but he didn’t Rose to either. Before he passed, Jack made her promise she would still live her life after the tragic event. He made her promise she would grow old and she wouldn’t die that night. So, after Jack had froze to death, Rose was determined to live on. It was hard for her to keep her promise, but she was determined and didn’t want to Jack down. So, when a lifeboat came around in the water, she didn’t let it leave without her on it. She felt devastated to leave Jack in the ocean, but it was what he…show more content…
There would be no drive or stamina that motivates them to complete something that they started; the world would go nowhere. My own life, the films and books that make up the arts, and the real world all have connections to grit. I have experienced it and will continue to with my desire to play the guitar. After my ambition to play guitar was crushed by my untalented characteristics, I was devastated. All I wanted was to play chords and strum the strings and ultimately make acoustic music that I was interested in. But I realized I shouldn’t let that stop me, and I worked hard to overcome it. I plan to keep practicing to become even better in the future. Additionally, Rose from the film Titanic similarly demonstrates grit in her desire to live her life until she’s old. After making a promise to Jack, she was determined to live following that tragic night. But once Jack died in her arms, it was to keep going. But ultimately, she overcame the pain of leaving him and went on to live many more years of her life. Finally, Helen Keller showed grit when she overcomes her troubles of being blind and deaf. She had a goal to communicate, but she became frustrated when she wasn’t getting it. She threw tantrums and refused to follow direction. But after she kept working, she eventually connected words to objects and she continued to work hard to read, write, speak. Without resilience, our
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