Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
In Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth asserts that people who accomplish extraordinary feats do so because they have grit, which she defines as a combination of passion and determination. The book also has a test to determine how much grit one has and individual scores on the components of vigor and perseverance. In the next two sections, she presents suggestions for increasing one’s grit and how to expand it in others.
For me, reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance was an eye-opening experience. It helped me realize how “gritty” I am (very), what I’m passionate about (family) and what I’d like to change in my life (acquiring passion in other areas of my life). I think this book is a must-read, especially for parents who want to raise children who find their life’s calling.