Grit

Grit

The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Book - 2016
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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." Duckworth's hypothesis is that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, this is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that - not talent or luck - makes all the difference.
Publisher: Toronto :, Collins, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishersLtd,, 2016
Edition: First Canadian edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781443442312
Characteristics: xv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Cynthia_N Nov 10, 2017

Quite an interesting book! And it just made so much sense. It often takes more than just talent or desire to be successful during the hard times or even to just continue on during the hard times. Some of the studies she refers to had me concerned... one where dogs are shocked randomly and one where young children watch adults play with toys and then beat a doll?! Overall though a good read!

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gouravk
Jul 07, 2017

The book is a really nice read.

Message of the book is really "simple" and is not something new. Having said that, Author's passion for the subject and the scientific data explaining a known concept is really a treat.

In general I recommend it to everyone and definitely recommend it to the School going kids.

ser_library Apr 22, 2017

interesting book with one point, and many examples. It was a quick read for me.

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lmultari
Dec 15, 2016

This is a must-read especially for elementary school teachers. Talent is not the key to success-- passion and perseverance are. Having GRIT is a key to success not only in school but in life. Too many people quit when the going gets tough. Grit lets you know there are rewards after years of sustained effort and a never quit attitude. Well written and easy to read. Real life examples really put the exclamation mark on this book.

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LSHEUNG
Nov 08, 2016

Such a good book. Anyone would like to argue how important an extra curriculum for kids should read this book. Any sport coach and teacher should read this book. I'm reading it because I'm a parent and I would like to find my own goal.

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bluehydrangea
Aug 16, 2016

A well written guide to the author's 'grit studies' thus far; I really admired Angela Duckworth's sincerity and passion for her subject. It was sometimes uncomfortable reading though - for the way 'grit paragons' defined success (I was at odds) and the stark evidence about equality of opportunity for young people to learn hard things, with the support of mentors or family... the last chapter does a great job of bringing you back to the main points and restoring hope.

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writermala
Jul 30, 2016

This book was so good that I kept reading out sections of it to my husband. Ultimately he promised to read it. Now I feel I should copy sections of it for my own use later. Angela Duckworth shatters the myth that it is special talent that leads to excellence in any field. Instead she proposes and proves with deep research that it is grit with passion and perseverance that takes you to the top. A must read for just about anybody.

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jeffreyochsner
Jul 30, 2016

This book is excellent! The author makes the point that most achievement is based on grit (perseverance and passion) rather than mere talent. She tells us how to evaluate our own grit, and how to foster grit in children and others. Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks is a shining example of grit and how to teach grit. It is also easier to learn and practice grit in a team setting than solo; it helps to have examples all around you and reinforcement of gritty behavior. I you want to be successful, or to raise your children to be successful, please read this book!

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sinister31
May 06, 2016

Because ol' Star doesn't read most of the books he comments on. He simply likes to pontificate. If he hates a book, and he hates most of them, that means I'll love it!
Edit to Mr Charm Star: The comments aren't inane but your tiresome, single note reviews certainly are.

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KimberlyConnors
May 03, 2016

StarGladiator, how were you able to review this book on April 21, 2016, when it was released today, May 3, 2016?

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