I have seen a lot of research on concentration or focus in the short term. But what about concentration and focus in the long term? For example, if I set a goal to write a novel over the course of 4 years, what factors go into predicting my ability, willingness, and interest in finishing that novel?
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Duckworth's [research on] grit would probably qualify; she defined grit as perseverance/persistance combined with passion...
However as grit is currently measured, grit doesn't seem all that different from conscientiousness, which is a much more established measure. Duckworth herself admits we should probably go back to drawing board for measuring passion; see her closing remarks on NPR:
She said she's currently thinking about revising her "grit scale," her basic experimental tool, specifically the questions about passion.