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Caroline Adams Miller Authentic Grit

Take the Authentic Grit Challenge!


Go to the free “Grit Scale” test here.


Come back to this site and register with your grit score on the form below.


Watch Caroline’s TEDx talk about grit, “The moments that make champions,” below.


Challenge yourself to make the small daily behavior changes recommended in Caroline’s TEDx talk in the coming months.


 You will receive periodic emails reminding you to focus on the three changes. After three months, you will be asked to complete a survey that will involve retaking the Grit Scale to see what, if anything, changed. No data will be publicized without prior consent and results will remain anonymous. If you would like to be considered for an interview or inclusion in Caroline’s “Getting Grit” book, however, you will be asked to indicate that preference in the survey.

Caroline Adams Miller

After publishing “Creating Your Best Life,” the first evidence-based book to connect the science of success with the science of happiness, Caroline Adams Miller followed up with “Positively Caroline,” a sequel to her first book, “My Name is Caroline,” which is the first autobiography by someone who overcame bulimia and stayed in recovery for many decades.

These books share a theme – how do you set and accomplish huge, life-changing goals, and what character strengths can be helpful in doing so? One of the key ingredients Caroline believes matters most is “grit,” which is defined as “passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals.”

In her upcoming book, “Getting Grit,” Caroline will be exploring what grit is and isn’t, why it matters for leading a truly fulfilling life, who has it, and how we can cultivate the behaviors that can foster this noteworthy strength.

The book will contain stories you’ve never heard before, reasons why some people have grit and some people choose not to have it, and how we can help each other accomplish things we once thought were only reserved for exceptionally talented individuals.

Please click here to get a free chapter and to sign up on our mailing list to keep posted on the book’s release.



Angela L. Duckworth, Ph.D

Angela L. DuckworthThis is “must” listening for anyone who wants to know why talent isn’t enough in life, and why cultivating grit can mean the difference between success and failure.

Listen to Caroline interview Angela Duckworth.

Read Caroline’s Blog Posts on Grit here and below.