People with high levels of perseverance often persist with difficult tasks to their own detriment. There is value in knowing when to quit
- The modern mind is a column where experts discuss mental health issues they are seeing in their work
Is it possible to let that go? Is there someone else who can help you? Could you defer it for a week?
To each of these queries and other similar ones, Mary gave a firm shake of the head and an even firmer “no”.
Grit entails working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity and plateaus in progress.