Inspiring reminder of how we can all accomplish more and how to inspire the next generation for success.
Talent x effort = skill
Skill x effort = achievement
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It reads easy, felt like a conversation that answers specific questions that I had. There were many laughs and ‘aha‘ moments. The personal stories from ‘grit paragons‘ made it more practical and enjoyable. I get why most people say it‘s not for everyone though - it would be best for people in their formative years or 20s or people pursuing a goal. Many great lessons learned. 3.5/5
Does anybody else buy books when they‘re sad or am I a psychopath?
I know a lot of people liked this, but I got absolutely nothing out of it. It reminded me why I hate self-help books so much. It‘s not going to tell you anything you don‘t already know. It merely serves to remind you of things you may have forgotten but are not revolutionary nuggets of knowledge. This book also screams “Asian Ivy League privilege,” so don‘t go into it thinking it‘s a one-size-fits-all deal.
This is a must read for every human. I wouldn‘t say it‘s the best book I‘ve every read but I believe the information inside has the potential to change the readers life for the better. Even if reading about psychology isn‘t your cup of tea I would still recommend brewing a pot on a Sunday morning and giving it a try.