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Vanessa McCoy G00161834 GU101 September 24, 2018 While watching the Duckworth “Grit” video I can relate to her. According to Duckworth Grit is a person’s passion and perseverance towards reaching a long-term goal while resilience is the optimism to keep bouncing back from failure. Duckworth uses Grit to study achievement. She wanted to see why naturally talented people did not succeed. As I got older I set a goal that has taken me a lot longer than most of my peers. See the more I wanted to dropout of school due to all the setbacks I endured, I stuck with it. When I graduated high school, my dream was to attend FAMU. Due to my parents not thinking that I wanted to even go to college, there were no funds. So, I worked and went to community college. I got so wrapped up in the money and benefits of my job that I put my studies to the side. When I was laid off I thought back to my studies, but still did not return to school. I went from waitress to bartending jobs and still wasn’t satisfied. When I became pregnant with my daughter I knew it was time to change.
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