A collection of ideas to help you get gritty with your study and stay motivated for the long haul despite everyday obstacles.

Quick reads

Dr Lucy Hones writes about ‘way-power’, the art of identifying obstacles and planning for alternatives using your strengths.

Read Dr Seth Gillihan’s piece on an interview with Dr Angela Duckwork focusing on finding your passion as a key component of grit.


Listen to Dr Rick Hanson interviewing Dr Angela Duckworth, a researcher and writer on grit.


Angela Duckworth talks about grit, the power of passion and perseverance you can transfer to your studies.


Try out this grit scale to find out how ‘gritty’ you are.