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Losing My Spark. Confessions of a Middle-Aged Mom

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I read recently that at 54, we lose our spark. A Norwegian polled 917 people aged 14–77 to reveal a strong correlation between passion and grit. Passion increases people’s willingness to work hard and to take risks to achieve goals. In our early fifties, our mindset shifts. We become more cynical and are less likely to believe that hard work and perseverance pay off. In short, we lose our drive, and out…

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Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Stephanie Gruner Buckley

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Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.