Interesting Ted Talk on why some students are more successful than others, and it has everything to do with good, old fashioned grit.
Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint.Visit the source page for this video to find a Grit Scale quiz.