grit .


courage

TRANSLATION

grit = Mut, Stehvermögen, Durchhaltevermögen; Charakterstärke

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

“As one of the world’s most successful mountaineers, Joe’s amazing story of GRIT and survival has sold more than a million copies worldwide."

Joe Simpson - Touching the Void (Sturz in Leere)

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grit
noun

I decided to take the human quality meaning of grit for today’s OWAD, deeming it more relevant to current times (see 4 below),…

1a : sand, gravel
b : a hard sharp granule (as of sand) also : material (as many abrasives) composed of such granules
2 : any of several sandstones
3a : the structure of a stone that adapts it to grinding
b : the size of abrasive particles usually expressed as their mesh

4 : firmness of mind or spirit : unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger

Merriam-Webster


Psychologist Angela Duckworth and colleagues, who studied GRIT extensively as a personality trait, defines it as “perseverance and passion for long-term goals”.

Based on their evaluation of educational attainment by adults, GRIT seems to be a better predictor of success than intellectual talent (IQ).


SYNONYMS

backbone, constancy, fiber, fortitude, grittiness, guts, hardiness, fortitude, mettle, moxie, perseverance, pluck, spine, spunk, resilience


“The documentary film ‘Touching the Void’ beat ‘Love Actually’ to win the 2004 British Academy Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year.”


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