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Study Says "Grit" More Important to Success Than Intelligence

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Throughout our high school years, we're pressured to excel in academics, score well on standardized tests, and stand out through GPA rankings and highly selective academic honors. But what does it all really mean years down the line when you’re an adult in the workforce?

A study by psychologist Angela Duckworth finds none of the above really matters to success in adulthood. Duckworth spent years trying to understand what makes people “successful.” Her findings were not only shocking, but also make us question why we were pressured to get good grades and attend the best colleges if is has no real impact on our future.