Grit – Angela Duckworth

Now that I finished Feck Perfuction and rediscovered my motivation to take risks and follow my passions for the sake of my mental health and ultimate happiness in the world, I’ve decided to pick up Grit by Angela Duckworth—a look at how “talent” is perceived by the world at large and how little it means compared to this little thing called “effort.”

I only just started this one, and so far it hasn’t gripped me, but I like the idea behind it.

How can one feel discouraged or disheartened when the only way to get ahead is to develop your “stick-to-itness”?

She poses the theory that there are two equations to achievement, and that effort counts twice.

Talent + effort = skill

Skill + effort = achievement

And on a basic level, this makes a lot of sense, and I’m curious to see where she takes her theory throughout the course of the book.

So far this one hasn’t grabbed me as much of many of the others I’ve read this year, but I’ll keep you posted as I get further into it!