The Grit Scale

Her  6-minute TED Talk  introduces you to AD and why she started studying grit.

Her 6-minute TED Talk introduces you to AD and why she started studying grit.

Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality.
— Angela Lee Duckworth

You’re ready for a change. There’s something you want—and you think you know what it is. But what’s gonna help you get it? And help you keep getting it?

Angela Duckworth and her colleagues at Penn think it’s grit. For some of us, being super-gritty means we can stick with our Box Lunch Lifestyle practice without breaking a sweat. But some of us struggle to follow through on the things we really want—even when we REALLY want them, and especially when they are quiet dreams that are worth pursuing simply because of how they make us feel.

Do you think of yourself as a person who has grit? Don’t sell yourself short. This quiz might help you see if the story you’re telling yourself is a fair one, and give you ideas to face your own lunch food and lunch time obstacles.

P.S. You can answer the ten short questions, get your score immediately (without sharing your email address) today at lunch and still have time to make good on that quiet dream.