James Paul Gee
Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age. (1970, January 01). Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age, http://breakthroughlearning.blogspot.com/2009/10/purple-potty-theory-of-passion.html
Publication year: 2009

“Grit” is required for success today in the United States. “Grit” is passion plus persistence. Jobs that require basic or even higher, but standard, skills will often be low paying, done overseas, or automated. Success will more and more require high-level mastery and the ability to innovate. And that, in turn, requires grit. There are no short cuts. There is no persistence without passion. How do people grow passion?