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Grit Summary

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Grit SummaryThe Power of Passion and Perseverance

Remember that time you started doing that something you loved and you gave up after only a few days? Then the disappointment came, and after a while, depression settled in. Why should it have been any different? You had the talent, you had the time, and you got off to a great start!

What happened?

Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” is a book which might have the answer to that question. And it’s there in the title: you just didn’t have enough of it.

But, wait for a second: that doesn’t solve any of your problems! For starters, you don’t know what “grit” actually is.

Bear with us for some 1,000 words, and you’ll find out. Because, as always – our summaries are both short and easy to follow.

Who Should Read “Grit”? And Why?

Just like many other books tagged with a “#1 New York Times bestseller” label, “Grit” is a book about success. However, it’s not one of your regular “find your talent and be yourself” books.

In reality, it’s one of the very few books in its (or any other) category which can be summed up thus: “just choose a passion and don’t be yourself.”

OK, it’s neither that simple nor that easy!

But, if you can see some part of yourself in our opening paragraph – this book is definitely for you. If you consider yourself to be an underachiever – you really need to read this summary. Finally, if you have a child who… never mind, in fact.

Just read the book if you have a child. Period.

About Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth (1970) is an American academic and a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. An expert on self-control and grit, she has advised numerous NBA and NFL teams, in addition to the White House and the World Bank. She is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.

“Grit Summary”

If you’ve heard anybody using the word “grit” at a fancy dinner party – the chances are he or she was probably talking about this book. Really! Duckworth has been lauded as the “the psychologist who has made ‘grit’ the reigning buzzword in education-policy circles.”

And there’s a good reason for that!

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