The Power Of Passion & Perseverance
During our weekly meeting on May 8, 2018, Katie Maxwell discussed an amazing book called Grits: The Power Of Passion And Perseverance, written by pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth. Angela shows us anyone striving to succeed, that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” Here's Angela Duckworth giving a speech at TED Talks:
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.
About The Book:
In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”