Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

 

The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence.

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BOOK TITLE: Grit: The Power of passion and perseverance

AUTHOR: Angela Duckworth

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SUMMARY

Duckworth explains why success is not determined by talent, but instead by other factors like passion and perseverance. She claims “grit” is something that can be learned, and shares insights on how to develop this trait.


KEY TAKEAWAY / HOW I'VE IMPLEMENTED

Identify what is important to you, set goals to achieve it, and view obstacles as challenges to overcome rather than reasons to quit.


FAVORITE QUOTES

“A fixed mindset about ability leads to pessimistic explanations of adversity, and that, in turn, leads to both giving up on challenges and avoiding them in the first place. in contrast, a growth mindset leads to optimistic ways of explaining adversity, and that, in turn, leads to perseverance and seeking out new challenges that will ultimately make you even stronger."