This book is in the personal improvement genre and is a study of success which emphasizes on effort and perseverance.
Duckworth is definitely a scholar and famous researcher.
She has two ideas about grit. First grit can predict success more than the innate talent. And second, anyone can be gritty though it may need more or less effort depending how talented we are.
I loved this part “To be gritty is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day after week after year, in challenging practice. To be gritty is to fall down seven times, and rise eight.” Doesn’t it remind you of remember Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule? As a hard worker I prefer such proves rather than documentaries which say depending on where and when we are born we can’t do much
The book is very Well structured and readable, however at times it felt redundant and slow
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