Engineering book report 2 - Grit The Power if Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth is about how most highly successful people in various fields

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Grit: The Power if Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth is about how most highly successful people in various fields are all described by grit. Duckworth shows the audience that you can be successful too with the two words that define grit, being passion and perseverance. She begins the book talking about her experiences and how growing up as a teacher she found that some students where fast learners while others were slow but were still higher achievers than the fast learners. She realized and concluded “that the focus on talent distracts us from something that is at least as important, and that is effort”. She later finds that people rush and conclude to the word “talent”. We overemphasize”talent” as it is just part of the “The Mundanity of Excellence” meaning consistent superiority isn't as impressive as we think it is. Challenging yourself to achievement is far more rewarding than just a natural gift Duckworth explains. Her goal is to inform all people of her idea of success. She does this by giving the audience a
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  • Spring '19
  • Wyrick
  • Psychology, Want, Angela Duckworth

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