I have a number of good videos at The Best Video Clips Demonstrating “Grit.”

However, theoretically at least, grit is supposed to mean perseverance focusing on a longer-term goal. Most of the clips on that “Best” list communicate the idea of perseverance, but more on shorter-term goals.

I’d like to find more clips like these next two — any ideas? More sports ones are fine, though I’d like to find non-sports examples, too. Yes, I’m aware of many of the criticisms of grit, too, and have written about them, as well. However, I still think it’s possible to recognize and celebrate the grit our students show every day, and that they’ve shown in the past, in other arenas, and also encourage them to transfer it to the classroom. A video or two can’t hurt.