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Grit

Angela Duckworth

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Grit, written by Angela Duckworth describes what creates outstanding achievements, showing that it isn't reserved for the talented only, but for those with passion and perseverance.

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Grit

Grit

by Angela Duckworth

Overview

As a child, Dr. Angela Duckworth's scientist father often comment on her 'lack of genius.' Now a prolific researcher and professor of psychology, her work, which led her through Harvard, Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania, made her a 2013 MacArthur Genius Fellow.

Today, Duckworth's TED talk on grit has been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide. Her book seeks to support readers in cultivating their own grit in order to gain more from life.

Published in 2018, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, outlines how one can cultivate courage, fortitude, and tenacity.

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Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.

- Angela Duckworth

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