• by Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by Angela Duckworth
  • 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit.
MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shares fascinating new revelations about who succeeds in life and why. Based on her cutting-edge research, Duckworth shows how many people achieve remarkable things not just by relying on innate natural talent but by practising what she calls grit. She then offers a Grit Formula to help anyone to become grittier, focusing on six key factors: hope, effort, precision, passion, ritual and prioritisation.
She reveals:

Why people who test high for talent often fail to achieve their potential and why people who do not test high for talent often overachieve what others expect them to do
How grit can be learned, whatever your IQ or circumstances
Why stubbornness is a key characteristic of gritty people
When to be stubborn and when giving up is the grittiest thing you can do
How gritty people found their passion and you can find yours
How gritty experts practise and how you can do the same in your own life
What the people who care about you can do to boost your grit when you need it most
How grit is cultivated in the highest-performing sports teams, companies and schools

Leaping past clich├ęs such as 'success is all about hard work', Grit offers a fresh and motivating way to climb to heights far beyond what natural talent would predict.


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Fascinating book

This book is one of the most motivating books I have read. It has really put into perspective how to attain my goals and unlike other books on the subject is far more applicable than most which only emphasise monetary success in sales roles (something I care nothing for).

I read a review beneath warning not to purchase this book due to some of the references referring to studies conducted on animals. I myself am a vegan and I would not let this discourage others who care for animal welfare as the author themselves did not conduct this research but simply references this. Furthermore it only forms a small portion of the book; veganism is about minimising as much as possible the suffering of animals, however, it emphasises intention over perfection; not complete abandon. Does the person who posted the review below not use medication as all medication has been tested on animals too?
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- James

Great Book

Loved this. Would recommend it to any sports person because of its relevance and it made me step back and look at my own "grit"
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- Tess

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks