Angela Duckworth tweeted out the video I embedded below. It’s okay, but the “money quote” is right at the end, and it’s a good one:


I’m going to share it (and a portion of the video) with students along with this writing prompt:

What does Kevin Durant think about hard work? Do you agree? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.

You download the sheet I’ll be giving to students here.

I’ll be adding this post to The Best Posts on Writing Instruction, where I collect all my writing prompts.