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  • The Power of Passion and Perseverance
  • By: Angela Duckworth
  • Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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Grit

By: Angela Duckworth
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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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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

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Awesome book

I'm thrilled to have finally found a book that so simply provides a road map to success. Whatever that means for you! Thank you Angela

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GRIT WAS GREAT NOT JUST GOOD

This book was exactly what I wanted to know as an individual. Grit is for individuals what Good to Great is for corporations. It shows qualified research about why people succeed when others don't. As a Mother of three, a business woman and a person with a purposeful passion this provides a confirmation and encouragment to keep going.

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Life changing

Worth listening to at least twice. Grit, vision, passion and excellence - backed by research. Everyone should have access to these ideas.

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Simply brilliant

A well written insight into the way we work. I have taken a lot away that I can apply to parenting, leading and life in general

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awesome work!

loved it. well thought through n well written! recommend this book highly to any parent or coach, teacher!

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life changing

accurate, evidence based and inspiring. I found it very relatable and it pointed out my own shortcomings. Now to get to work

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Life Changing

A great book delivered well by the author and full of excellent ideas and examples of how to achieve more and to educate your children to be gritty

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Awesome!

This book is definitely worth reading/listening to. Not just inspiring but to help people understand that talent is not as important as effort, lack of talent was just another excuse.

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MUST read

If you want to accomplish something in your life or inspire your kids, your colleagues, your community to be their own best version of themselves, here's years of cool calm evidence based research distilled into clear, deep understandable theory and practice. Be inspired.
Angela Duckworth 's reading isn't as good as Audible's actors. Her voice tends to be a bit monotone, but it doesn't get in the way of her compelling information.

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