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being successful

When my most sarcastic and cynical friend Carlos sent me the link to Tim Minchin's honourary Doctor of Letters acceptance speech, I was expecting something sarcastic, certainly not something I would connect with in the strong way that I did. Here are Tim Minchin's nine life lessons and how you can apply them.
Often times we only hear about highly successful people after they have become successful so we are unaware of their struggles to the top. Defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, grit is the new black when it comes to achieving success. These findings on grit are encouraging reminding us that no matter what our background, what school we went to or our IQ score, hard work and perseverance can make us successful.