Sunday, August 9, 2020

Grit by Angela Duckworth

 Grit Book Report

    While reading through the list of books that we were able to choose from to write our book report on, the one that caught my eye the most was "Grit" by Angela Duckworth. In this book 'Angela shows parents, educators, students and business people both seasoned and new that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but instead a focused persistence which is called Grit" (Angela Duckworth). 

"Angela Duckworth is the world's leading expert on "Grit," the much hyped ingredient in personal success. As Duckworth defines it, grit is a passion and sustained persistence applied toward long term achievement, with no particular concern for rewards or recognition along the way" (Angela Duckworth). Angela states that the 5 characteristics of Grit are courage, conscientiousness: achievement Oriented vs. Dependable, long term goals and endurance follow through, resilience: optimism, confidence and creativity, and the last one is excellence vs perfection. Grit can help you achieve and be successful in anything whether it's finding and having an interview for your dream job, sports, doing good in school, etc. 

Never giving up on something you truly love is something that is very important. Make sure that no matter what you are doing be sure to give it your all, redo it if necessary, ignore giving up because that is certainly never the answer to anything, and take your time to do it right. 

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