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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance: Duckworth, Angela:  9781501111105: Books


By: Angela Duckworth

  • People that don’t give up have a don’t-quit, hang-in-there attitude.
  • Those who follow through and finish something are those that have determination and direction.
  • Whether a cadet continued or dropped out of West Point was not because of their SAT scores or talent, but because of their grit.
  • Future green berets and seals also stick because of their grit.
  • Our potential is one thing, but what we do with it is a whole other thing.
  • Talent is not destiny.
  • Zeal and hard work ultimately beat intellect.
  • We love naturals, but effort will go further than talent.
  • As much as talent counts for something, effort counts twice as much.
  • Greatness is made of many small feats, and all of them are doable!
  • Effort builds skill.
  • Talent x effort = skill. Skill x effort = achievement.
  • 80% of life is showing up — Allen
  • How many people start something new and then give up. Grit keeps you going.
  • Talent comes naturally, but skill comes from doing something over and over until you get it.
  • Grit is more about stamina than intensity.
  • There are no shortcuts to excellency.
  • Grit isn’t just falling in love but staying in love.
  • Grit has two components: passion and perseverance.
  • On any long journey, detours are to be expected.
  • Grit, talent, and other psychological traits are genetically influenced, but not determined.
  • Grit gets back up and continues going when knocked down.
  • Passion for your work comes from a lot of discovery, followed by a bunch of development and a lifetime of deepening.
  • Just because you love something does not mean you’ll be great at it, it takes a lot of work.
  • Deliberate practice separates those that do have and do not have grit.
  • Do not let setback become excuses.
  • You can grow and obtain grit by starting from within yourself. 
  • To be gritty is to fall down seven times and raise eight. 

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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