Grit

Grit
Author : Ramona Siddoway
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2013-07-15
ISBN 10 : 9781448895489
ISBN 13 : 1448895480
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grit Book Description:

"Readers learn how to acquire and demonstrate grit in their daily lives, practicing it over and over until it becomes an integral part of their personality, thought, behavior, and character"--From publisher's website.

Summary and Analysis of Grit by Angela Duckworth

Summary and Analysis of Grit by Angela Duckworth
Author : Jack Kilson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 30
Release : 2020-07-06
ISBN 10 : 9798664127423
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of Grit by Angela Duckworth Book Description:

In Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth discusses her research into the characteristics of successful people. She argues that innate talent is less important to success than the willingness to persevere despite difficulty and initial failure.People tend to believe that innate ability is the most important determinant of success and achievement. However, IQ tests and other measures of supposedly natural talent are poor predictors of performance. On the other hand, questionnaires designed to measure perseverance and determination correlate these qualities with success. Hard workers with determination can succeed even in fields like math, which students usually regard as dominated by people with talent or genius.Grit itself is not a fixed characteristic. Rather, it is a trait that can be learned and cultivated. Individuals can build grit by focusing on their own passions and by cutting out activities or goals that distract from more central endeavors. Grit can also be built through positive reinforcement. People who are taught that hard work can lead to success are more likely to put in hard work and to be successful.Parents and teachers can also encourage grit. Extracurricular activities, which help children to focus on their passions and to achieve concrete goals, can help build perseverance. Cultures or communities that focus on hard work and positive achievement, like some sports teams, can also enhance the grit of team members and participants.Grit is not just about success; it is also about fulfillment. Hard work in pursuit of passion is exciting and satisfying. Determined people not only succeed, but attain personal satisfaction even when they experience setbacks or failure. The study of grit is therefore vital to individual happiness as well as individual achievement.

Popular Science

Popular Science
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 284
Release : 1960-09
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Science Book Description:

Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

The Grit Cookbook

The Grit Cookbook
Author : Jessica Greene
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Total Pages : 180
Release : 2006-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781556526480
ISBN 13 : 1556526482
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grit Cookbook Book Description:

The Grit, located in the quintessential boho town of Athens, Georgia, is known far and wide as the touring musicians' restaurant of choice. This classic cookbook features 150 of The Grit's most requested recipes, including 20 new recipes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this famous establishment. True to its Southern roots, this hip vegetarian eatery combines soul-food sensibility with meatless cuisine, and while there are plenty of Italian, Indian, Mexican, and Middle Eastern favorites to satisfy the well-traveled vegetarian, the heart of this cuisine maintains the down-home, soul-food feeling of simple foods and classic combinations that are guaranteed to please.

How Children Succeed

How Children Succeed
Author : Paul Tough
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 231
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 9780547564654
ISBN 13 : 0547564651
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Children Succeed Book Description:

Challenges conventional views about standardized testing to argue that success is more determined by self-discipline, and describes the work of pioneering researchers and educators who have enabled effective new teaching methods.

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Grit

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Grit
Author : Llewellyn Ellardus van Zyl
Publisher : Springer Nature
Total Pages : 260
Release : 2021-03-20
ISBN 10 : 9783030573898
ISBN 13 : 3030573893
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Grit Book Description:

This volume provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on grit, its measurement, manifestation and development. Specifically, it provides a comprehensive and balanced response to critiques associated with the construct within the contemporary positive psychological literature. These critiques revolve around the lack of consensus in the conceptualisation, measurement, and management of grit, as well as consensus on its difference from other psychological constructs such as conscientiousness, diligence or determination. Therefore, this volume thoroughly reappraises and consolidates the nature, function, measurement and implications of grit in order to effectively advance the science of achievement. It looks at grit scales developed in various countries and evaluates the concept in various aspects of life, from work performance to sports. Written by a team of multi-disciplinary experts in fields ranging from neuroscience, sociology, and education to human resource management and psychology, this volume firmly positions grit within the discipline of positive psychology’s nomological lexicon.

The Round Table

The Round Table
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1889
ISBN 10 : WISC:89067542977
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Round Table Book Description:

Grit and Hope

Grit and Hope
Author : Barbara Davenport
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2016-06-10
ISBN 10 : 9780520960077
ISBN 13 : 0520960076
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grit and Hope Book Description:

Grit and Hope tells the story of five inner-city Hispanic students who start their college applications in the midst of the country’s worst recession and of Reality Changers, the program that aims to help them become the first in their families to go college. This year they must keep up their grades in AP courses, write compelling essays for their applications, and find scholarships to fund their dreams. One lives in a garage and struggles to get enough to eat. Two are academic standouts, but are undocumented, ineligible for state and federal financial assistance. One tries to keep his balance as his mother gets a life-threatening diagnosis; another bonds with her sister when their parents are sidelined by substance abuse. The book also follows Christopher Yanov, the program’s youthful, charismatic founder in a year that’s as critical for Reality Changers’ future as it is for the seniors. Yanov wants to grow Reality Changers into national visibility. He’s doubled the program’s size, and hired new employees, but he hasn’t anticipated that growing means he’ll have to surrender some control, and trust his new staff. It’s the story of a highly successful, yet flawed organization that must change in order to grow. Told with deep affection and without sentimentality, the students stories show that although poverty and cultural deprivation seriously complicate youths’ efforts to launch into young adulthood, the support of a strong program makes a critical difference.

Grit

Grit
Author : Angela Duckworth
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2016-05-03
ISBN 10 : 9781501111129
ISBN 13 : 1501111124
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grit Book Description:

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People). The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. “Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better” (The New York Times Book Review). Among Grit’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. This is “a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (The Wall Street Journal).