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Are You Suffering From Stupid Grit? – Positivity Article

April 8, 2016 – Michelle McQuaid Blog & TV When it comes to tackling our goals at work or in life, for many of us enthusiasm is common but endurance is rare. Let’s face it being gritty enough to see things through can be hard work, and yet researchers have recently started to suggest that grit – more than IQ, EQ, or good luck – is the key to predicting our success. You see grit is the passion and perseverance…

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Advance Praise for “Getting Grit” – Pre-Order Your Copy Now! – Positivity Article

I’m thrilled to share that my next book, Getting Grit is getting exceptional reviews from people I admire, and who are using words like “compelling,” “amazing,” and “exceptional”!  It took a lot of grit to get this book from my head into the publishing world, but I’m delighted that the final result is even better than I could have hoped, so I’d like to share some of what I’ve heard in the hopes that you’ll pre-order a few copies for…

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How These 9 Simple Actions Can Help You Feel Happier (& Get More Grit!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP When I entered the positive psychology field, one of the embryonic areas was called “positive interventions,” which was the identification of actions that could boost a person’s emotional flourishing. The list of proven interventions that worked for most people was small at that time, but ten years later, dozens of countries have produced thousands of pieces of research on what works to amplify our well-being. Now the popular terminology for this area is “wise interventions,”…

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How to Do Hard Things & Struggle Well (& Why It’s Worth It!) – Positivity Article

By Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP The Tong Leong School of Martial Arts is the last martial arts academy many would expect to find in the privileged community of Bethesda, Maryland, where most youngsters are accustomed to easy lives of high-quality schools, first-class sports opportunities, and bright futures. Unlike the pervasive “McDojos” that serve up black belts once you’ve paid a certain amount of money or spent a specific number of months at different ranks, at the Tong Leong School you…

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I Visited the Flight 93 Memorial. It Changed Me Forever. – Positivity Article

For several years, I drove past the signs directing me to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA, the site where one of the doomed airliners was driven into a barren field by passengers who knew that the fate of the United States government possibly lay in their hands. Hurried calls on the morning of September 11, 2001 from some of the passengers on UA93 to loved ones had alerted them to the fact that they were part of a terrorist plot…

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How Do You Get More Grit and Why Does It Matter? Facebook Live – Positivity Article

On November 29, 2017, Caroline held her Facebook Live event, and she shared for thirty minutes about how she believes anyone can learn how to cultivate grit, what she learned about good and bad grit in the process of researching and writing Getting Grit, and what surprises she experienced in her interviews that have sparked ideas for her next book about women and grit. This is only a snippet of a positivity article written by Caroline Adams Miller Read Full Article

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