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Grit – Summarized for Busy People: The Power of Passion and Perseverance: Based on the Book by Angela Duckworth

This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version.

Being the daughter of a scientist who frequently told her of her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth has become a celebrated researcher and professor whose eye-opening track in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience led her to her theory about the true driver of success: a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

In her book, Grit, she talks about her first days at West Point, about teachers in some of the toughest high schools, and about young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She provides absorbing insights based on history and what we can learn from modern experiments in peak performance. She also shares what she had learned from dozens of high achievers, from Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan, to Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker cartoon editor, to Pete Carroll, coach of Seattle Seahawks.

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  • hijuliahas quoted3 years ago
    , “A typical Finn is an obstinate sort of fellow who believes in getting the better of bad fortune by proving that he can stand worse.”
  • hijuliahas quoted3 years ago
    The important aspect of this is that a parent must be able to send messages of support, respect, and high expectations. Imitation is different from emulation. Being good parents would be emulated as the most admired role models in a child’s life—the same goes when modeling grittiness.
  • hijuliahas quoted3 years ago
    upportive & Demanding = Wise Parenting

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