How to Get More Grit in Your Life (Rebroadcast)

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Srinath Mahankali correctly spelling his word during the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Srinath Mahankali in an early round at the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Season 6, Episode 51

This week on Freakonomics Radio: the psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that a person’s level of success is directly related to their level of stick-to-itiveness. No big surprise there. But grit, she says, isn’t something you’re born with — it can be learned.

Plus: Tim Ferriss, a man whose entire life and career constitute one big quest for self-improvement. 

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “How to Get More Grit in Your Life” and “How to Be Tim Ferriss.”

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