My Zen Path

Dear reader,

This newsletter features two wonderful TED talks - the first one is What keeps you going? by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love in which she discusses what kept her going despite success and failure. The second talk is by Angela Duckworth, in which she explains Why grit matters more? and how it is a better predictor of success in academic as well as professional life. 

Both these talks are related in some way - they coverage on common insight and wisdom that's so heartening to listen to. Do read, watch and add your feedback and comments. 

Have a great weekend and wonderful month ahead!

Thank you!

~ Manish @
June 20th, 2024

Angela Duckworth Grit

Grit - why it matters more?

I had mentioned in the last article What keeps you going? that sustaining efforts despite prolonged period of adversity is another story – it is more about Resilience; and then there is Grit. While Resilience means bouncing back stronger after a setback, grit suggests passion and perseverance for long-term goals. Angela Lee Duckworth is a psychologist (Ph.D.) at the University of Pennsylvania …


Coming home...

What keeps you going?

If you really love writing, would you give it up if you receive few initial rejections? Thank goodness J. K. Rowling didn't give up writing despite receiving around 12 rejections before Harry Potter was finally accepted for publishing. One publisher even advised her to join writing classes to improve her writing. Today she is one of most successful writers ever, and …