Perseverance: Positive or Punishing?

Psychologist Angela Duckworth celebrates “grit” the winning “combination of passion and perseverance for very long-term goals” yet researcher Gale Lucas finds that grittier people are less likely to give up, even when it costs them to continue.  When is perseverance a good trait, when does it hold us back, how can we nurture and temper it, and can community help us do so?

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