Angela Duckworth

Grit

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In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, students, educators, athletes, and business people—both seasoned and new—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and…
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    Samathayanika Dhammashared an impression9 months ago
    👍Worth reading
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    Didn't expect much from this book but it turns out to be my favorite book of the year. Packed with notable insights throughout the chapters which makes this book one of the best personal development handbook, even for a non-gritty like me. It gives inspiration, motivation and practical steps for growing grit from the inside out and outside in.

    Assyl Zhakupovshared an impression3 months ago
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    Лика Меликсетянshared an impression3 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
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Quotes

    winmaulidan_has quoted2 months ago
    Grit has two components: passion and perseverance.
    Nijan Jabbarovahas quoted3 months ago
    I would say, “Dad, you say I’m no genius. I won’t argue with that. You know plenty of people who are smarter than I am.” I can imagine his head nodding in sober agreement.
    Лика Меликсетянhas quoted4 months ago
    Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.

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