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Jen Mishory is the executive director of Young Invincibles, a national millennial research and advocacy organization that works to advance economic opportunity for young adults. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)As a millennial myself, and especially as the executive director of an organization that researches about and advocates for millennials, I get asked almost daily about the key traits that define the largest and most diverse generation in American history. While our generation is still defining itself, we do know that what it takes for a young adult to get by in the economic landscape we inherited is a tremendous amount of perseverance and passion, the two defining aspects of "grit," according to Angela Duckworth's recent commentary on the topic.