Bouncing Back

When life throws you unexpected difficulties, how do you respond? Do you wallow and let things keep you down, or do you get up and continue on with your life? Resilience is thought of as our ability to bounce back from disappointment, defeat, failure or constant change. Masten and Reed (2002) suggest that resilience can […]

Is Grit It?

Have you worked out the formula to success yet? According to the psychologist Angela Duckworth the secret to success has been put down to a combination of perseverance and passion towards long-term goals which she has termed as grit. Duckworth’s TED Talk has over 16 million views and explains the concept of grit in more […]