Grit. The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth
Everyone is striving for success. We want the best. We want it all: top education, good job, family, friends and lots of money. We have goals. But, unfortunately, being goals oriented and ambitious doesn’t equip us to deal with the reality that sometimes -despite one’s efforts- things don’t work out as planned.
Suddenly we are stuck, lost. We try, but we fail. What happens is that we have to make a choice: keep going or just quit.
In this must-read book, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit”.
To be gritty is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. To be gritty is to invest days/weeks/years in challenging practice. To be gritty is fall down seven times, and rise eight.
This book has been about the unique power of grit, because what we accomplish in life mostly depends on our passion and perseverance. Grit will make you a winner.