Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Audiobook by Angela Duckworth is a book which examines the contribution of grit in ensuring success. Angela Duckworth has dedicated many years of her life examining the difference between people who are successful in their field and those who are not. The author says that grit is the combination of passion and perseverance.
Passion develops after people realize what is important to them. Passion starts as a gentle spark and slowly it becomes a bonfire. It is perseverance which fans the flames of passion. Perseverance is also not a limitless resource, it can last only for so long. The burning passion then adds to the perseverance also. So both passion and perseverance feed of each other.
Duckworth reasons that to achieve something only dedication is not enough, drive is also important. She debunks the myth that talent is everything, and stresses the value of grit and backs it by real-life examples and anecdotes of successful people. The author also provides a scale to calculate grit. The readers can calculate grit on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest level of grit.
Duckworth provides practical solutions to readers who have a low grit score than they would like. She provides insights into developing grit for becoming more effective and successful in life. She says that process is equally important as the end result. Grit is developed through years of hard work and also failures.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Audiobook by Angela Duckworth is a comprehensive book establishing the importance of grit in achieving success. The author has spent lot of time researching the book which is evident during reading it.
The author talks about gritty people as ones having a mission in life. Duckworth’s reasoning that talent is not everything and that grit plays an important role is quite fascinating. The writing is simple and the author uses sufficient real-life examples to help readers grasp the topics better. The book also provides the science behind grit and its contribution to success. The book is a recommended read for people who want to develop their grit and be more successful in life.