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.
It is not native intelligence or natural talent that makes people excel, say Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval - it's old-fashioned sweat equity and hard work. And that claim is backed up by new research from MacArthur Fellowship Award winner and University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth, among others. Not everyone is blessed with exceptional intelligence, or wins the gene lottery. But the good news is that you can excel beyond your wildest dreams in your career and your personal life - success is within your grasp - through the right attitude and determination.
Mattie Ross, a 14-year-old girl from Dardanelle, Arkansas, sets out to avenge her Daddy who was shot to death by a no-good outlaw. Mattie convinces one-eyed "Rooster" Cogburn, the meanest U.S. marshal in the land, to ride along with her. In True Grit, we have a true American classic, as young Mattie, as vital as she is innocent, outdickers and outmaneuvers the hard-bitten men of the trail in a legend that will last through the ages.
"So worth it!"
The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough shows that the qualities that matter most have less to do with IQ and more to do with character: skills like grit, curiosity, conscientiousness, and optimism.
"Heavy on Anecdotes, light on data"
True Grit är berättelsen om Mattie Ross, som endast fjorton år gammal blir faderslös när en ynkrygg vid namn Tom Chaney skjuter hennes far till döds för en häst, 150 dollar i kontanter och två gamla guldmynt. Mattie lämnar sitt trygga hem och sin familj för att hämnas sin far. Hon anländer till Fort Smith i Arkansas och slår följe med Rooster Cogburn, den hårdaste sheriffen av dem alla. De bägge ger sig av på en våldsam och farlig mördarjakt som leder djupt in i det ogästvänliga indianterritoriet.
In this candid first-person memoir, Huckleberry gives you an insider's view of his beleaguered campaign, such as it is: a hilarious clown car packed with an astonishing array of fear-mongering grotesques, xenophobic paranoids, closeted bigots, and rapacious, self-promoting Conservative pundits, all of them poised to commandeer America's future in the name of God and unrestrained capitalism (not necessarily in that order).
"Hilarious story, AWESOME performance!"
The B!tch is back…and she's brought The Grit Doctor along for the ride. What’s in your handbag? To-do lists scrawled on the back of receipts? An unpaid bill? Half a chocolate bar, covered in fluff? Is your handbag a metaphor for the rest of your life? Has becoming a capable, poised grown-up turned out to be more complicated than you imagined? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and if you're tired of the crappy stuff in life grinding you down, then it's time to stop whining and Get Your Sh!t Together.
"Just the kick in the butt I needed!"
When tragedy strikes, most of us ultimately rebound surprisingly well. Where does such resilience come from?
"Nothing New, just stuff anybody could tell you"
Shelby Roswell is a history professor on the fast track to tenure until her new book is crushed in a review by the famous historian, Ransom Fielding. She struggles to regain her momentum only to discover that Fielding has taken a visiting professorship at her college. The place that was once a refuge from the poverty of her past is now a battlefield of Civil War proportions. Together, Shelby and Ransom learn that home is never very far away, and when you least expect it, love arrives.
In Mike Huckabee's new book God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, he asks the question, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times best-selling author explores today's American culture, drawing from his travels as a presidential candidate to present average, small-town people and families, and their optimistic resilience in the face of hard times.
Whether white or black, living or dead, down home country or upscale urban, Gabriel's characters are quirky, poignant, and deep. They include: A Gullah woman using folk magic to cast her latest spell. A girl coming-of-age dealing with death in 1940s Tennessee. A wealthy Savannah matriarch with gastrointestinal issues guarding family secrets.
Nowhere are Kathryn Tucker Windham's transcendent themes of community, fidelity, and family more evident than in these stories. The author calls them "recollections of a happy Southern childhood", but her avid admirers would tell you that they are much more than that.
Now a major film written and directed by the Coen Brothers. There is no knowing what lies in a man's heart. On a trip to buy ponies, Frank Ross is killed by Torn Chancy, who shoots him down for a horse, $150 cash, and two gold pieces. Ross's single-minded teenage daughter, Mattie, travels to claim his body... Then she meets Rooster - a man with grit - and persuades him to join her on a deadly quest to avenge her father's murder.
Family and friends are the center of life in the South, and kitchens the center of Southern homes, so there is no better way to celebrate Southern traditions than a book on entertaining. From the heartfelt love in Grandma's dumplings to the stomping good fun at a hoedown, Southern entertaining is special. This audiobook will help everyone to be as gracious, warm, and entertaining as Deborah Ford herself. She can't help sharing...it's the Southern way.
College-aged Grit Griffin and Grace Willis believe that the very public deaths of three high-profile preachers, including Grace's father, were not due to natural causes. Grit himself is in danger as the two question legalistic Christian practices, strengthen their faith, and solve three murders.
New York Times best-selling author Tony Blankley prescribes a three-pronged approach as key to America's success in previous wars that must be "rediscovered" today. The political-correctness crowd will complain, but Blankley argues that this conservative manifesto to reestablish American grit is essential - our nation's very survival depends on it.
When the ruler of Cuba stepped down in 2018, the Cuban people led by Javier Hernandez started a revolution. Javier's beloved wife was publicly assassinated by an unidentified sniper while peacefully protesting. Her death led to worldwide outrage and ultimately the United States backing the revolution. With the help of the US military, the rebels were successful. The Cuban people were led to believe that the US military would only occupy Cuba for a one year reconstruction period. Several years have now passed, and the US military presence has increased to the point of martial law.
"Bravery, determination, and romance, Perfect!"
Even though the conniving Doctor Leachum and Testin Gruberson have been banished into the mist at the end of our last book, not everything is back to normal in Hamelot. There are folks whose courage and confidence are being tested. Has Royal Mail Carrier Posten Letterby finally learned his lesson about gossiping? Cat Biggerton is being verbally bullied. How will she deal with her embarrassment and pain? Brill, the aging dragon slayer and hero, is a lonely man. Will a young friend help him get a new outlook a life?
Ein Wirbelsturm trägt die kleine Dorothy samt Haus und Hund in das wundersame Land Oz. Dort trifft sie den Strohmann ohne Verstand, den Blechmann ohne Herz und den Löwen ohne Mut. Zusammen machen sie sich auf die Reise in die Smaragdstadt, zum Zauberer von Oz. Ob er Dorothy den Weg nach Hause zeigen kann?
Jana ist Schreibkraft in einer Anwaltskanzlei. Die Freude über den neuen Job weicht bald einer unheimlichen Anspannung: Ihr dominanter Chef konfrontiert sie immer öfter mit demütigenden und peinlichen Situationen, die nach und nach ihren anzüglich-sexuellen Charakter offenbaren. Doch Jana empfindet sie insgeheim als lustvoll. Sie entdeckt dabei eine devote, an Selbstaufgabe grenzende Seite an sich, die sie nicht mehr verstecken kann.