Graduation…. Now what?

GRIT:  The Power of Passion and Perserverance by Angela Lee Duckworth


At Indie, we continue to be inspired by TED Talks.  INDIE ACADEMY is proud to share Angela Lee Duckworth’s talk on ‘Grit:  The Power of Passion and Perseverance.  If you have recently graduated from professional beauty School, you may be wondering ‘now what’.

When we start school we often think that once we graduate life will be as it should. That the degree or certification received will turn into a career and financial stability just as soon as that piece of paper is handed. The reality is that the journey has just begun.

Angela Lee Duckworth is a Psychologist who at the age of 27 decided to teach seventh grade math in a New York public School. What she realized very quickly was that IQ rarely played a role in the success of her students.  On her TED Talk; Grit: The power of passion and perseverance, Duckworth goes on to explain the importance of passion and perseverance. Duckworth explained that after she taught for many years, she became interested finding this mysterious key to success. Thru her years studying success thru different scenarios, she understood that it wasn’t IQ, good looks or physical health. Duckworth says that “it was 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.” She further explains that grit is adversely connected to talent.

We all have worked hard to be get to where we are, some of us are naturally talented, others are not. But the one thing that connects us is our grit. We must treat our goals as if we are running a marathon and not a sprint. Once we reach that first goal we must keep going to reach the next, with a passion and perseverance that complements our ability. This perseverance is what will bring the career and the passion is what will allow you to go even further.

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You’ve finished school, have honed your skills… let us be there to empower your success!