In the WIT GRIT FIT Framework, we use GRIT as a shorthand for Performance Character.
Performance Character traits are what amplifies our natural abilities and skills.
In his book “How Children Succeed”, Paul Tough identifies these Performance Character traits:
A strong desire to learn or know something
A thankful appreciation for what one receives, whether tangible or intangible
The ability to persevere and have passion for long-term goals
An active recognition of the positive aspects of life
The ability to control behaviours in order to avoid temptations and to achieve goals; the ability to delay gratification and resist unwanted behaviours
The ability to get along with others; the capacity to communicate and form relationships with empathy and assertiveness
The ability to go about life with energy and enthusiasm, giving enough time and attention to relish each experience