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Grit: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up Audiobook

Grit: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up

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Publisher's Summary

Tempted to give up? Here's how to keep going.

If you browse through the interviews with some of the most successful people on Earth, you'll find one common piece of advice shared by virtually all of them:

They never give up on their big goals.

Research shows that grit is a better predictor for success than any other factor. The ability to keep going despite setbacks is more important than your IQ, character, or external factors like your upbringing or surroundings.

But what does it really mean to "never give up"? What exactly is grit? How do you persevere when faced with larger-than-life difficulties? How do you keep going when you're at the brink of exhaustion, and all your hard work hasn't been rewarded yet?

I wrote this book to explore the subject of persistence from a more scientific point of view than clichéd self-help sayings provide. I want to share with you how exactly to stick to your goals according to peak performers and science - not vague motivational advice that assumes we have unlimited strength once we're motivated enough.

Here are just a couple of things you will learn from the book:

  • A crucial piece of advice you can learn from the first people who reached the South Pole. If you make the wrong choice, you'll burn out - guaranteed.
  • What famous American comic Jerry Seinfeld did in the early days of his career to keep going. It's a simple trick that provides huge results.
  • What a study of top musicians, athletes, actors, and chess players can teach you about achieving results and persistence.
  • The one trait, according to studies, that is strongly associated with grit and persistence. Learn what it is and how to develop it in five different ways.

There's no reason why you should give up if you're working on the right goal. Learn how to make sure you'll reach your objectives. Buy the audiobook now.

©2015 Martin Meadows (P)2015 Martin Meadows

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    "Concise and helpful without a lot of fluff"

    I listen to a number of positive behavioral books and this one was very good. it presented scientific evidence, as well as the author's experience, but it was not overly filled with stories. For me, this was a better method of delivery. I also liked the length, shorter than most books.

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    Sophie 09-29-15
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    I gave this book 5 stars because the author provided such proven scientific and physical steps that I could do to improve my mental toughness. If you understood the seriousness and longevity of the battles that I face; you would understand my delight in discovering through this book so many practical ideas to increase my endurance and improve my focus in the midst of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

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    Lorri Jefferson Houston, TX 12-17-15
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    Very elementary book. Not that insightful. Examples are often statistically insufficient for a conclusion. It's s compilation of the
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    Sedia 09-29-15
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    It is difficult sometimes to keep going. This book was quite informative with pragmatic researched information.

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    Nice to listen to. Great information on how to keep going when you want to give up also provides information on when u should reconsider where u are going.

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    Magda 08-18-16
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    Excellent book! Every single chapter has ideas I can implement right away. Recommend it highly.

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    "helpful in many ways"

    helped me become more determined, helped me figure out how to pace myself and helped encourage me to put forth more effort to reach my goals.

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    Drama Fan Portland, OR USA 08-04-16
    Drama Fan Portland, OR USA 08-04-16 Member Since 2016

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    Awesome book!!! Everyone should read it, he's so truthful and honest wonderful questions at the end of every chapter which really makes you stop and think!

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    i appreciated the brevity. has a great message and i believe anyone has something to learn from this book.

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    Lauralee 06-27-16
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    "This book is AWESOME!"

    It is very practical and inspirational. I recommend it to anyone who has any goals which involves persistence and personal sacrifice. this book is outstanding.

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