“But if you want someone to really stick with a project over a long period of time, you need to make them feel they have a sense of purpose and that they’re getting somewhere and that they’re getting better at things. And those are not things that you can do with simple material rewards and simple punishments.”

Paul Tough’s take on teaching ‘grit’ – shared interview-style on National Public Radio. “Teaching The Intangibles: How To Ingrain ‘Grit’ In Students”

http://www.npr.org/2016/05/22/479085727/teaching-the-intangibles-how-to-ingrain-grit-in-students