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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance busts the commonly held belief that natural talent and genius automatically lead to notable achievements. Author Angela Duckworth combines scientific data, personal anecdotes, and interviews to discuss some of the most successful people in the world. She attempts to prove that the true key to success is repeated, deliberate practice of a meaningful and deeply loved interest. Few people are born geniuses, but almost everyone has what it takes to develop the passion and perseverance—the grit—they need to achieve their goals.
Grit is the term author Angela Duckworth uses to describe the combination of passion people have for an interest and the perseverance they show while completing goals related to that interest. Gritty people are deeply invested in their interests and work unflaggingly to achieve their goals. People who are less gritty either do not have passionate interests or lose interest after short periods of time.
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