True Grit: Developing a Philosophy of Failure

True Grit: Developing a Philosophy of Failure

Failure is a universal part of the human experience.

Grit, or the ability to demonstrate tenacity, perseverance, resilience, and gumption in the face of failure, is a learned skill.

Success often requires both failure and grit.

This course helps us understand the causes of failure, the value of keeping a “failure resume”, and action steps to respond positively to failure to increase the likelihood of success for ourselves and those we mentor.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacy preceptors should be able to:
1. Define grit and explain its role in responding positively to failure.
2. Provide examples of achievements that were preceded by failure.
3. List and explain the causes of failure.
4. Explain the value of keeping a failure resume.
5. List and explain action steps for responding positively to failure.

Michael Rupp, BS Pharmacy, PhD, FAPhA
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy – Glendale

Michael Rupp does not report any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this continuing pharmacy education course.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: November 15, 2021
Planned Expiration Date: November 15, 2024

Copyright 2021, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.  

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-21-350-H04-P
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¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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Disease State/Drug Therapy



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04 Pharmacy Administration





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