Follow @PalankSMDC Imagine you sit down on the couch after a long day and plan to finally relax for the evening. Then, you remember that you forgot your drink in the kitchen and get back up. “Hey honey.” Right on cue, my wife also needs some tasks completed before I can relax. “Yes, baby,” I […]Read more "Chunk It Up: Why Your Students Don’t Remember What You Tell Them"
Progress, as it turns out, is the single most important thing that boosts motivation in people.
Endowed progress almost doubled the success rate!
The font alone can affect their perception of the task in two ways.
1. Difficulty of the task
2. Willingness to do the task
(This Article’s Strategy is part of our Grit Builders Worksheets which is available Here) Ever since I saw the movie Lone Survivor, I have been enamored with the Grit of Navy SEALs. The SEALs in the movie were shot dozens of times (literally) and continued to fight on… Follow @PalankSMDC How could anyone survive that […]Read more "How Peer Pressure Builds Grit"
In this 3rd installment on Grit, we discover the The Golden Rule of Habit Change, The Doorway Effect, and we learn the best ways to make habits easier to become more gritty.Read more "Grit, Willpower and The Golden Rule of Habit Change"
Follow @PalankSMDC (This is part 2 of a series on the latest research on Grit. In the first installment we examined Why Willpower Fails.) Did you brush your teeth this morning? Chances are that you did and it is one habit that is almost universal in first world countries. But people have been […]Read more "Habits: The Ironic Secret of Grit… (If you brushed your teeth today… Read this!)"
The question remains, can you strengthen willpower?
There are many ways to increase Grit, but the best possible way may seem counterintuitive. And the best way to understand how it works is to quickly analyze one habit that is almost universal in developed countries.