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The Key to Success: Grit In the video, Naturally Obsessed , we watched in class about Dr. Shapiro’s journey, I learned something about blind faith. This can also be defined as grit in a context. I see it as working towards a goal that is not immediately in front of you. There are many obstacles faced in the hard work to reach our goals. Dr. Shapiro, for instance, worked hard to find a structure of a AMPK from nothing to go on. He worked for 2 years before even getting the formation of a crystal to research. This notion to have the motivation to work toward something that could never be achieved, is the definition of grit. However, this is not true for everybody, it is not easy to find perseverance and passion towards something that might not even exist. Some of Dr. Shapiro’s coworkers in the lab had realized this, they had decided that they were not able to put so much work into something with no directionality. This is the difficult part. It is difficult to be able to do something when you are not answering to anybody; with no authority to give you any sense of regulation. From Dr. Shapiro’s journey, I learned that you need to visualize your goal, and have to pump yourself with this motivation to get the job done. In Angela Duckworth’s TED talk she talked about how IQ and family lineage does not have any factor when grit is involved. She said that the students who were the most successful in all the situations she observed all had the one characteristic in common, grit. Grit is defined as a trait that defines passion for a long-term goal and the motivation to achieve this. Grit is passion
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