How does one achieve great success? Is it genius, talent or luck? Author Angela Duckworth contends that the magic, many times, is in grit. The 2016 bestseller, Grit: the power of passion and perseverance, tells the fascinating stories of West Point cadets and National spelling bee contestants, a football coach, writer and high-powered CEO. What do they all have in common? They work hard and practice diligently; they want to improve everyday. Duckworth includes chapters on talent, discovery, purpose and hope. The greatest of these is hope. Those that have hope, get back up. They fall 7 times and rise 8. She talks about culture and parenting and the art of never giving up.
Honestly, I was drawn to this title because of these pandemic days. I believe we can find strength that we did not know we had. Grit can help us do the hard things. Sometimes, that means just making it through the day. I highly recommend this book for insight and inspiration. It is available for download on Wheaton public library website through Overdrive/Libby app.