Grit - Angela Duckworth


By Angela Duckworth

  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4
From 122 Ratings


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.

Free Download OR Reading Online


  • Excellent read with clear concise insights

    By 30MinutesA_Day
    Angela Duckworth’s writing brings clear images to the forefront of our minds. We get to experience aha moments as she connects the dots. This book should be at the top of anyone’s list that is looking for a better understanding of how to achieve more for themselves or others around them.
  • Mr. Cargile made me read this

    By Gggjnfr
  • Repeated information throughout the book

    By Reader357492
    I would not recommend this book.
  • Grit

    By Cmerun7
    This is not a magic pill or bullet! Use pencil & paper to Plan your goal. No spoon feeding is allowed. And this will be awesome results for even the skeptic person. I love it !!!!!!!! Poorgi!!!!
000webhost logo