“We define grit as perseverance and passion for long-term goals. Grit entails working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity, and plateaus in progress. The gritty individual approaches achievement as a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina. Whereas disappointment or boredom signals to others that it is time to change trajectory and cut losses, the gritty individual stays the course.”

Michael D. Matthews & Dennis R. Kelly of the United States Military Academy, West Point;
Grit: Perseverance and Passion for Long-Term Goals

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The Coen Bros. remake of the John Wayne 1969 orig film, True Grit. With Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon & Josh Brolin this should prove to be another great film, like No Country for Old Men. Soundtrack will be great also.

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