Grit

"Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur genius grant recipient Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.

Grit

Grit

"In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory. Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, 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 the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. 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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Grit
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Angela Duckworth
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-03 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

"In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit." Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from
The Grit Cookbook
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Jessica Greene, Ted Hafer
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press

The Grit, located in the quintessential boho town of Athens, Georgia, is known far and wide as the touring musicians' restaurant of choice. This classic cookbook features 150 of The Grit's most requested recipes, including 20 new recipes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this famous establishment. True to its
Grit
Language: en
Pages: 37
Authors: Instaread
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-09 - Publisher: Instaread

Grit by Angela Duckworth | Summary & Analysis Preview: In Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth discusses her research into the characteristics of successful people. She argues that innate talent is less important to success than the willingness to persevere despite difficulty and initial failure. People tend
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Grit
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Llewellyn Ellardus van Zyl, Chantal Olckers, Leoni van der Vaart
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-20 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This volume provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on grit, its measurement, manifestation and development. Specifically, it provides a comprehensive and balanced response to critiques associated with the construct within the contemporary positive psychological literature. These critiques revolve around the lack of consensus in the conceptualisation, measurement, and management of grit, as
Grit
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Ramona Siddoway
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-15 - Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

"Readers learn how to acquire and demonstrate grit in their daily lives, practicing it over and over until it becomes an integral part of their personality, thought, behavior, and character"--From publisher's website.

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