Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth


during this rapid New York instances bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth indicates a person striving to succeed—be it mom and dad, scholars, educators, athletes, or company people—that the key to striking success isn't expertise yet a different combination of ardour and patience she calls “grit.”

Drawing on her personal strong tale because the daughter of a scientist who often famous her loss of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in educating, enterprise consulting, and neuroscience, which ended in the speculation that what rather drives good fortune isn't “genius” yet a special mixture of ardour and long term perseverance.

In Grit, she takes readers into the sphere to go to cadets suffering via their first days at West element, academics operating in many of the hardest colleges, and younger finalists within the nationwide Spelling Bee. She additionally mines attention-grabbing insights from heritage and indicates what might be gleaned from glossy experiments in height functionality. ultimately, she stocks what she’s discovered from interviewing dozens of excessive achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker caricature editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks trainer Pete Carroll.

Among Grit’s most respected insights:

*Why any attempt you're making finally counts two times towards your goal
*How grit might be discovered, despite I.Q. or circumstances
*How lifelong curiosity is triggered
*How a lot of optimum perform is soreness and what sort of ecstasy
*Which is best to your child—a hot include or excessive standards
*The magic of the demanding factor Rule

Winningly own, insightful, or even life-changing, Grit is a e-book approximately what is going via your head if you happen to give way, and the way that—not expertise or luck—makes the entire distinction.

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