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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance


Book Overview: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed--be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people--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 shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

Among Grit's most valuable insights:

*Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal
*How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances
*How lifelong interest is triggered
*How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy
*Which is better for your child--a warm embrace or high standards
*The magic of the Hard Thing Rule

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference.

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Publication Date2018-08-212016-05-03
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Angela Duckworth is a distinguished psychologist and author, acclaimed for her revolutionary work on "grit" and self-control. Holding a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, she has dedicated her career to understanding how determination and long-term goals influence success. Duckworth is a cherished faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and the founder of the Character Lab, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the science of character development. Her significant contributions to psychology have earned her several prestigious awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, dubbed "the genius grant." Her groundbreaking book, "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance," quickly became a New York Times bestseller and is often lauded as a must-read for understanding the keys to achievement. With her unique blend of meticulous research and engaging storytelling, Angela Duckworth continues to enlighten readers on the true essence of success.


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