In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”
The Book notes below was complied by Dave Kraft http://www.davekraft.org/
A Few Highlights:
"What we eventually accomplish may depend more on our passion and perseverance than on our innate talent."
"As any coach or athlete will tell you, consistency of effort over the long run is everything. Without effort, your talent is nothing more than your unmet potential. Without effort, your skill is nothing more than what you could have done but didn’t."
"Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare."
“Do not let temporary setbacks become permanent excuses.” And, finally, “Use mistakes and problems as opportunities to get better—not reasons to quit.”
“Personally, I have learned that if you create a vision for yourself and stick with it, you can make amazing things happen in your life. My experience is that once you have done the work to create the clear vision, it is the discipline and effort to maintain that vision that can make it all come true. The two go hand in hand. The moment you’ve created that vision, you’re on your way, but it’s the diligence with which you stick to that vision that allows you to get there. So, for the Seahawks, Always compete means Be all you can be, whatever that is for you. Reach for your best.”-Pete Carol