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Grit Audiobook

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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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 clichés 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.

©2016 Angela Duckworth (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    Tess 01/09/2016
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    "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"

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James 30/11/2016
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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?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Libby 14/10/2016
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    "Utterly thought provoking"

    Really loved this book with all it's studies intermingled with absorbing relatable examples of grit in action.
    I've been excitedly sharing as with colleagues, family and my leadership group as I progressed. actually sad to be done....might just jump right back in

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Li 19/09/2016
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    "Insightful, systematic, and entertaining"

    One of the best audiobooks that I will listen again and again. The book is informative, instructive, and inspiring. Packed with systematic research, genuine sharings, and concrete examples, this book delivers thought-provking insights about how we excel at the things we love to do. Highly recommended if you are finding meanings of life or a path to success.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lachlan 17/01/2017
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    "solid balance of research, ideas and practical"

    This is a really solid balance of research, ideas and practical application. Angela would be a great person to have a conversation with any day of the week.

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    Renee 19/12/2016
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    "Fantastic !"

    It was a brilliant audio book and very insightful, I would highly recommend it. Great Work Angela!

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    Luke E 07/12/2016
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    "Grytt - Get after it. Just do it. Grind."

    Great. An insight to what you probably have already noticed. Persevere, build character, strive, strive, strive.

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    "Content rich and practicable"

    A must read for anyone who wishes to understand the mechanism of success. Great book.

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    "It's what I want to aspire to, and share with everybody."

    The research in this book is thorough and well analysed. More than that it is communicated in a way that is accessible to anybody. This is real life stuff that has the potential to transform the lives of those who are willing to live with passion and perseverance. I loved this book.

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    "Absolutely outstanding"

    What a journey. This book is a piece of art with research backing. Exactly the right balance between opinion, research and reality! I loved it.

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    "Resonate"

    I will re-listen and maybe even also read this book many times over as it resonate so deeply with my desire to perform better and endure more.

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  • Sudhirbharadhwaj
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    "great book"

    loved it ! Angela packs in powerful insights on am important subject : psychology of achievement. her clear articulation of Grit as passion and perseverance is simply superb.

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    "I found the Ted talk more helpful"

    I have every respect for the investigations Angela Duckworth has performed and I agree with her conclusion that grit matters more than talent. The first part of the book is an outline of the evidence she has gathered to support her theory. I found it more detailed that needed and I may have skipped ahead if I had realised how extensive her presented evidence would be. In part 2 she states that grit can be grown. Sadly the only helpful advice I gleaned was to consider resilience training through cognitive behavioral therapy. She echoes advice from 'feel the fear' and habit forming books like 'the power of habit' and 'the willpower instinct' and 'the practicing mind'. She also calls on Barbera Oakley's investigations on learning and neural plasticity with particular emphasis on deliberate practice and not allowing yourself to give up. Personally I feel Oakley's free online 'learning how to learn' course is more practical and informative. I picked up this audio book looking for practical advice. I did enjoy the book however it's more theory and examples than an outline on how to become gritty. I intend to look into resilience training through cbt and I am very grateful for Angela Duckworth's research, and particularly her TED talk. It has provided a lot of encouragement and reminded me that failure isn't final, it's an opportunity to learn.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    If you could sum up Grit in three words, what would they be?

    A very interesting book well read by the original researcher on the subject of grit. I recommend it to everyone. One problem is noted with the audiobook though - many references are made to the accompanying PDF with this audiobook, which however is not present.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Ioana Nicolae
    10/06/16
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    "Fantastic & inspirational"

    Revelating book read by a kind voice, feels like talking to an inspirational friend! Highly recommended for those who have not yet found their calling or for those in need of motivation to keep going. Fantastic!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Aran
    21/09/16
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    "Essential for parents, teachers, leaders and anyone who wants to understand achievement"

    This book confounded my expectations. I didn't expect to hear so much about joy and passion. I didn't expect to see so much of myself when the author describes the pitfalls of those who don't develop enough grit at a young age. I did expect to feel a little downhearted at the end; as someone not greatly gritty I worried this would be a terrible few hours of self flagellation.

    In the end I felt inspired. This book will help me to better myself and to be better at my job and as an uncle and future father.

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    "Beautifully read, wonderfully written"

    A really practical and useful model, impressively well research and beautifully presented. A real find and a seminal work.

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  • phillycat69
    20/04/17
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    "Not a lot of practical advice"

    I did enjoy the book, but is mainly theory followed by examples. There is very little practical or actionable advice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vaibhav
    24/03/17
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    "Wish to listen again n again"

    I loved the way it was narrated and explained. Author took help of stories of individuals to set the context for each chapter. I would want to listen to this book again n again

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  • roxann
    20/03/17
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    "fantastic listen"

    fanatasit book so educational and motivational, ideal for my situation as a Teachers Assistant. must read to anyone incrarge of growing minds.

    gone listen again now.

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  • ShopMyStyle
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    10/03/17
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    "brilliant"

    really loved​ this .... bringing it to my team .... measuring results.... brilliant...one of the best measure of being in business

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    11/02/17
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    "Just what i needed"

    this book was just what i needed at this stage of my life and career. I am truly humbled as at the start of reading i would have considered myself a very gritty person but this has shown me that i still have a lot of work to do. this book enriched me as a parent, friend, manager and professional.

    #growthmindset

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