It took a little grit for me to finish this one. I think it could have been trimmed back a bit and retained its message. Also, the author stumbles into a bit more humble-bragging territory than necessary. Still, there are some very good, strong points that have been researched, and I‘d venture to say that you can use the information to work on your self-motivation.
This quote is why I (and many others) believe in the importance of continuous learning and reflection. “As a colleague of mine likes to joke: some people get twenty years of experience, while others get one year of experience...twenty times in a row.”
Do you guys ever have days where you think maybe you should leave your life behind for something else? New career. New way of living. #currentfeels
I‘m needing this lesson on Grit from Angela Duckworth this week. #currentlisten
Sometimes you just need the ultimate you are amazing, you can run those miles, lift those weights, be bad ass at your job pep talks.
Audiobooking through the weekend.
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Work has just turned into a 💩🔥 , and I‘ll probably be up all night marking assignments as a result. So, today I‘m using all my self-compassion to say #HeyLove, you got this. Oh, and lots of 👆🏼, lots and lots of 👆🏼, and ☕️ or maybe 🍷
Sorry ladies, the real world is kicking my butt this month - I‘m going to throw my TBR at it 😊
"In sum, no matter the domain, the highly successful had a kind of ferocious determination that played out in two ways. First, these exemplars were unusually resilient and hardworking. Second, they knew in a very, very deep way what it was they wanted. They not only had determination, they had direction.
It was this combination of passion and perseverance that made high achievers special. In a word, they had grit.”
#Nonfiction no 5 of 12 in 2018
Duckworth explores grit from multiple perspectives, including its components (interest, practice, purpose, hope) and changeability. I‘ve always had a lot of grit but feel I‘ve lost it lately. This helped me see that it‘s still there but certain aspects have taken a hit. While not a how-to, this book can certainly serve as a guide to understanding and increasing grit.
Listened to this one. Some interesting points. Makes me wish I had done a few different things to foster passion and grit in my kids.
Dear morning person,
I have great admiration for you. The way you excitedly get up and prepare for what the day has in store for you. Please give me tips. I find getting up in the morning so hard to do. I force myself to open my eyes and drag myself out of bed. Any kind of help will do.
Night owl in need,
Good ideas in it, but I found you got everything you needed to know from the conclusion. There were interesting anecdotal evidence stories brought up but I found only added one person's side. I found some parts to be contradictory or at least bordering on it.
I've been meaning to post this for days but honestly forgot about it. I read these during the holiday break and loved them, well liked Wonder Woman. Grit was an amazing read. As a person who's easily deterred, this book was sorely needed. It covers how "grit" is mainly passion and perseverance and how we can all benefit from being more gritty. I highly recommend the audio.
I immediately thought of myself when I heard this portion of the book because it fits to a tee. Growing up I was a great student, skating through high school and my first couple of years of college. Unfortunately, things got tough academically, personally, and financially and not being used to adversity it made sense to give up. I'm listening to this with the hope of learning to develop "grit" in myself and The Kid as well.
Still trudging through this one... It's not bad but I'm probably the least "grittiest" person I can think of. I tend to let go when things give me trouble but I'm reading this to maybe help with that...
Somewhere between a pick and a so-so. I liked this idea that we rely too heavily on talent and not enough on hard work and effort and practice, but the book gets repetitive. There is value here, it just could have been a lot shorter.
Did any other Littens follow the Western States 100 mile ultra this weekend? Couldn't help thinking about the grit of all the runners to persevere through tough conditions. This book is fascinating.
I hadn't gotten my mail from the office for a week and I was surprised with all of these goodies!!! So excited. My #BOTM books, #LibertysGiveaways, and my own endeavors were there! I heard about the book Grit and the research that was used from the #podcast Freakonomics and I need it in my life! 😊 🎶 I'm so happy 🎶 thanks so much @Liberty ! #BookHaul #Bookmail
How true is that :-) really good book so far :) have you read this book? What's yours take on it?