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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Grit:The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth

Summarized January 2018


SKU: 1181

ISBN: 1501111108

Price: $12.50

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Summary Description

In the instant New York Times bestseller, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed, that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”  The principles in Grit apply equally to parents, students, educators, athletes, and business people.

As we explore the Big Ideas from Grit, you’ll see how this applies to 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.  It also draws fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance.  Among the most valuable insights, you’ll learn:

* Why the “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 is ecstasy;
* Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards; and
*The magic of the “Hard Thing Rule.”

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Big Ideas from Grit takes a look at what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.

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