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JumpStart Your Learning Tutorial: Personalizing Your Grit Plan

Finding Your Own Path Forward

Whether you are grittier than most, have more of a growth than a fixed mindset, or can turn any struggle into a challenge, finding the right strategy to cope with every difficult situation is a very personal endeavour. What works for one person might not work for another. For this reason, we invite you to exercise your agency and explore some of the options below to devise your own personalized GRIT plan.

Angela Duckworth's Character Lab is a great place to start. The Pulse Checks on these pages provide some great tips and tricks for adopting a growth mindset and developing GRIT. Here are some of our favourites:


Listening to Others

Sometimes, the best path forward is to listen to the experiences of others. These short videos of other students describing how they overcame difficulties can be helpful. The Before College TV channel has many more videos to choose from. Feel free to find the ones that resonate with you:


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Ways to Thrive

Ryerson's ThriveRU program offers a wealth of information about thriving at university. These tips may be helpful when devising your personalized plan.