Using recent data and stories from real high achievers, psychologist Duckworth offers the insight that success is not measured by talent and luck so much as the compulsion to succeed. Those with “grit” factors– who make an effort, who practice deliberately, who view their work as a “calling”– are often twice as likely to be more productive and reach their goals than those with what we consider raw talent. This book will inspire anyone with a passion in life to push on, even despite perceived odds. It is an excellent gift for a graduate!
–Marissa, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR