Last week, we explored why perseverance is more important than talent or intelligence when it comes to success. And we also looked at how to expand our own perseverance if it doesn’t come naturally to us due to genetics or social conditioning.
As I dug deeper into Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, however, I realized there’s a reason why she cites both perseverance and passion as the primary aspects of grittiness.
My first impression was that passion is a critical component of perseverance. And it is.
But I later realized that perseverance is also required to fuel passion. The two are inherently intertwined.
The concept that “carbs” are evil can be put to bed with one statement: All vegetables and fruits are carbohydrates. In reality, the role of carbs in your diet is one part science, one part personality.
For years we’ve been told that a drink or two a day is fine, and even good for you. Recent research calls both of those assertions into question, so a new study has been commissioned — funded by (you guessed it) the alcoholic beverage industry.
It’s All in Your Head
A new study reaffirms that simply believing physical exercise is good for your mind and body can change the degree to which someone perceives moderate-intensity physical activity as a strenuous endeavor.
Not the Green Bay Packers, backpackers. America’s public lands are chock-full of fantastic long-weekend backpacking trips. Here are a few of the best routes to add to your summer wish list.
Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast wilderness. Here is a list of spots in every state.
Okay, sometimes we have to get things done that we don’t really want to do. Here are a set of steps that can help you power through so you can get back to the good stuff.
Defeat the Robots
A report by the World Economic Forum reveals that almost 65 percent of the jobs elementary school students will be doing in the future do not even exist yet. What are the skills future generations will need?
Don’t Forget Sleep
After controlling for age, a family history of Alzheimer’s, the ApoE gene that increases Alzheimer’s risk and other factors, a recent study found that poor sleep quality, sleep problems, and daytime sleepiness were associated with increased spinal fluid indicators of Alzheimer’s disease.
We tend to believe that in order to boost our sex appeal, we need to alter our physical appearance. But consider these four extra-ordinary strategies to boost your sexiness — no physical modifications required.
It’s All About Control
You may think this is a health article, but running 26.2 miles at one time is not that good for you. It is an exercise in self-control and perseverance, though, which can apply to all aspects of your life.
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