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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Being the daughter of a scientist who frequently told her of her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth has become a celebrated researcher and professor whose eye-opening track in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience led her to her theory about the true driver of success: a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In her book, Grit, she talks about her first days at West Point, about teachers in some of the toughest high schools, and about young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She provides absorbing insights based on history and what we can learn from modern experiments in peak performance. She also shares what she had learned from dozens of high achievers, from Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan, to Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker cartoon editor, to Pete Carroll, coach of Seattle Seahawks. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

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Summarized For Busy People

The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Based on the Book by Angela Duckworth

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PART ONE: What Grit Is and Why It Matters

Chapter 1: Showing Up

Chapter 2: Distracted by Talent

Chapter 3: Effort Counts Twice

Chapter 4: How Gritty Are You?

Chapter 5: Grit Grows

PART TWO: Growing Grit from the Inside Out

Chapter 6: Interest

Chapter 7: Practice

Chapter 8: Purpose

Chapter 9: Hope

PART THREE: Growing Grit from the Outside In

Chapter 10: Parenting for Grit

Chapter 11: The Playing Fields of Grit

Chapter 12: A Culture of Grit



Angela Duckworth says that what’s natural is not the most important aspect to success; rather, it is grit—the desire for long-term goals combined with the perseverance to get things done—that’s important. In Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Duckworth contends that what one does with her potential is what’s important in determining success.

Duckworth says that along with one’s matched qualities, grit is what will determine who will succeed and who will end up on the benches. Grit can be nurtured when one identifies her burning interest, develops it with deliberate practice, connecting it with a higher purpose, and committing to constant progress. Everyone else in her environment can also nurture and support grit may it be in children, teams, and organizations.

With her experience as a management consultant and a teacher, from her research in positive psychology and in revealing the character that makes high achievers different, Grit becomes a journey upon which people can defy great odds and transform their lives from average to the best versions of themselves.


Angela Duckworth, an American psychologist, researcher, author, and a MacArthur grant winner, was formerly a management consultant and a seventh-grade teacher who is now a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She founded and became the scientific director of Character Lab which is a non-profit aiming to advance research into character development in children.


This book summary serves as a guide to Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. No text of the actual book is included, so if you prefer, you may purchase a copy before you proceed.

This guide includes a summary of how the combination of passion and perseverance creates grit which is one of the most important factors in attaining and maintaining success in any area of life.


Grit: Courage and resolve; strength of character

What is your impression when you think of the great superstars of the world? Natural talent or luck? Based on new research, there is an important piece of the pie that’s greatly forgotten. Yes, it’s grit. Angela Duckworth says that grit is the most important aspect when it comes to success. So what is grit, really? By Duckworth’s definition,