Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

by Angela Duckworth

Grit serves as a much-needed reminder of the effort and time needed to become successful. Angela Duckworth highlights the importance of hard work and persistence in achieving one’s goals. By focusing on the key facets that make a person gritty in each chapter. She writes about Passion, perseverance, purpose, interest, practice, and hope that can allow us to endure even the toughest circumstances on our journeys to success. One aspect of the book I enjoyed was the Grit Scale. Being able to measure my grit was interactive, and it allowed me to gain a better understanding of what constituted grit. By answering 10 simple questions, readers can measure their grit on a scale from 1-5. These questions assess a reader’s ability to follow through with what they’ve started and their commitment and drive. Besides the Grit Scale, Duckworth also provides other exercises including a method to set goals by ordering them according to what speaks the most to our passions and purpose which was really fascinating to do. Throughout her book, Duckworth included a plethora of examples of gritty people and how they became successful. These stories are fascinating and made for a more interesting reach. We are all looking for some sort of secret to success. Angela Duckworth’s book, Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance, explores success, but she does so from a different angle. She introduces grit. This book can guide you towards becoming a more gritty person. It can also inspire you to be more dedicated, striving to reach your full potential. I would highly recommend everyone read this book. Grit serves as a much-needed reminder of the effort and time needed to become successful. Angela Duckworth highlights the importance of hard work and persistence in achieving one’s goals. By focusing on the key facets that make a person gritty in each chapter. She writes about Passion, perseverance, purpose, interest, practice, and hope that can allow us to endure even the toughest circumstances on our journeys to success. One aspect of the book I enjoyed was the Grit Scale. Being able to measure my grit was interactive, and it allowed me to gain a better understanding of what constituted grit. By answering 10 simple questions, readers can measure their grit on a scale from 1-5. These questions assess a reader’s ability to follow through with what they’ve started and their commitment and drive. Besides the Grit Scale, Duckworth also provides other exercises including a method to set goals by ordering them according to what speaks the most to our passions and purpose which was really fascinating to do. Throughout her book, Duckworth included a plethora of examples of gritty people and how they became successful. These stories are fascinating and made for a more interesting reach. We are all looking for some sort of secret to success. Angela Duckworth’s book, Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance, explores success, but she does so from a different angle. She introduces grit. This book can guide you towards becoming a more gritty person. It can also inspire you to be more dedicated, striving to reach your full potential. I would highly recommend everyone read this book.

Ryan Nduma 

Rating: 5 Recommended