The book I choose for my report is Grit by Angela Duck worth. For starters, this book helped me out of the dark spot I’ve been in mentally. I feel very motivated. The term grit is defined as “a personality trait characterized by perseverance and passion for achieving long term goals.” She emphasizes that success isn’t about talent but instead, grit. The theme is perseverance. It hit home due to the last few years, I lost a child, a grandma, a sister, even myself. In order to get out of that rut I needed to persevere the storm. this book also explores how people who have passion and perseverance, are so different then people who do not. usually people with those traits are high achievers. Duck worth also speaks on that the term grit can be accumulated over time.The book also discusses setting stretch goals maintaining focus and being ok when the circumstances change. Duck worth states “ well ok, I didn’t go as well, but I guess I will just carry on.” She emphasizes that just because things might not work in your favor that doesn’t mean to just give up. Always remember that tomorrow will be better than today and to never overreact to setbacks and failures.“ grit grows as we figure out our life philosophy, learn to dust ourselves off after rejection and disappointment, and learn to tell the difference between low level goals that should be abandoned quickly and high-level goals that demand more tenacity. The maturation story is that we develop the capacity for long-term passion of perseverance, as we get older.” In ways this book applies to our other book ENDURANCE. Duck worth states a very powerful statement saying” when you keep searching for ways to change your situation for the better, you stand a chance of finding them. When you stop searching, assuming they can’t be found, you guarantee they won.” Shackleton never gave up. Persevered through the frigid temperatures, angry seas. Hunger and insanity. The crew had grit.