By Greg Laurie
“For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
In her book Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance, Angela Duckworth said that her father, a scientist, frequently noted her lack of genius when she was growing up. As an adult, she began to study why some people succeed in life while others don’t.
Her research included parents, students, educators, athletes, and businesspeople. The secret she discovered was a special blend of passion and persistence that she calls “grit.” For instance, you might have passion but not persistence. You might be very intelligent, but you might not have grit.