Is grit overrated? Research suggests “yes”


Over the last decade, grit has come to be seen as the silver bullet to success. Unless we cultivate this mental toughness, the message goes, we can’t live up to our potential.

But a growing chorus of detractors is rejecting grit gospel. Grit implies people succeed because of their effort, but this whitewashes the effects of class, race and society, they say.

Recent studies confirm that our understanding of grit’s role in success is overly simplistic. Researchers consistently find other factors play a more substantial role in attaining goals.

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