Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Who would of thought...grit, aka perseverance, aka showing up everyday with a solid work effort and an unquenchable fire for something could lead to success? Maybe even a greater predictor of success than talent or natural ability?
Still, I enjoyed this book. I mean, maybe it's a no brainer, but still something worth reminding ourselves of.
Duckworth looks at success, and how the power of passion combined with perseverance leads to it.
And it's not just effort. It's effort that regularly seeks to outdo itself. It's effort that is structured and related to tangible outcomes.
I read this on the heals of "Outliers," another book that explores success from a slightly different perspective, so I thought it was a nice compliment to the ideas presented there, which maybe enhanced my reading experience.
Definitely a book for those with aspirations and for those who believe in the power of a good work ethic as it reinforces the importance of showing up, maybe even when things aren't going your way.