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.” Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. In Grit, she takes readers 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. Among Grit’s most valuable insights: *Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal *How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances *How lifelong interest is triggered *How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy *Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards *The magic of the Hard Thing Rule 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.
Angela Duckworth, PhD, is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. She is also the Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She completed her BA in neurobiology at Harvard, her MSc in neuroscience at Oxford, and her PhD in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is her first book and an instant New York Times bestseller.
@ jessieyannnnn 相对succeed，这本grit略逊色。我更prefer《succeed》里一系列专业的实验论证，而不是拿一些名人言论、外加作者的感情渲染，来加强说服性。（但不得不说，作者开篇拿父亲和自己的往事来引题，就相当打动我。）继续拿树做比喻的话，这棵树相对孱弱，枝干细嫩略飘摇。另外， 因为我个人研究占星的缘故，在读心理学的著作时，我会同时拿书中的论证来用占星理论再对比，succeed的解释性非常强，而… @ Ann 读到不如做到！ @ Joyce 🏇悠然 成熟且坚毅的人有四种心理资产：兴趣（interest），激情源于充分享受你所做之事。练习（practice），今天要比昨天做得更好。目的（purpose），确信自己的工作很重要。希望（hope），一种从逆境中奋起的毅力。相应地，导致人们放弃的四种常见想法：我觉得很无聊这么努力是不值得的这对我来说并不重要我做不到，所以我会放弃 @ 瑞尔 People seem overly harsh on this book. Male writers who write similar books don't receive this type of treatment. Hmm… @ 智安 放弃读完也是一种读书方式，要是读，就纯粹学点英文表达 @ 小乌孙 piece of trash @ L 一般吧，不是很推荐 @ -McDowen- 太啰嗦了。都是cliche。弃坑！ @ Klaith 职业发展瓶颈，网友推荐我读读这本书。许多心理学通俗读物都容易遇到“科学性”质疑，本书未能幸免：一来个体性格特征、成功经验不易量化；二来讲故事、堆例子的叙述方式，本身与科学方法格格不入。读了两篇批评文章，基本都着重反对单方面强调“坚毅（grit）”，忽略其他个人特质，尤其是避而不谈更广泛环境下客观条件的倾向。当然，我期待的或许只是对照自省的一个机会，以及“自我实现的预言”（self-fulfilli… @ Bastard.6 看完吾豆友的评价感觉可能不需要再翻了