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By Angela Duckworth

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"Grit" by Angela Duckworth explores the concept of grit, a combination of passion and perseverance, and its role in achieving success. Through engaging stories and scientific evidence, Duckworth demonstrates that grit is a better predictor of success than talent or intelligence. The book offers practical advice on cultivating grit through a growth mindset, setting clear goals, and maintaining resilience in the face of challenges. It serves as a valuable resource for individuals seeking to develop the qualities necessary for long-term achievement and personal growth.

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Angela Duckworth is an American academic, psychologist, and popular science author. She is the Christopher H Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania where she studies grit and self-control. She is the founder and CEO of the Character Lab, a not-for-profit focused on advancing the science and practice of character development. She graduated with a degree in neurobiology from Harvard College in 1992. She also attended Oxford and graduated with an M.Sc in neuroscience on a Marshall Scholarship. She earned a PH.D in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Her book Grit, released in 2016, was on the New York Times Bestseller List for over 20 weeks.
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