In this must-listen book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and businesspeople - both seasoned and new - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit". Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success.
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.
"Very boring / misleading that it's scientific"
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"
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.
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.
Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit. MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shares fascinating new revelations about who succeeds in life and why.
Mark Webber was at the centre of one of the most captivating chapters in the history of Formula One. In 2010, while racing for Red Bull, he and his teammate, Sebastian Vettel, went head to head for the World Championship. There could be only one winner. Since retiring from Formula One, Mark has concentrated on endurance racing, including the legendary Le Mans 24-hour race.
Expanding upon the four-line nursery rhyme, storyteller David Novak spins an epic tale as young Itsy prepares to attempt what no spider has done before: scale the water spout. A nervous Mother Bitsy prepares her little Itsy as nourishing lunch; a fly salad sandwich, a bag of grasshopper chips, and a bottle of fresh-squeezed moth juice (100% natural). The result is an epic on a child's scale, in which determination, concentration, and grit are championed.
"excellent for children and young adults"
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.
"Not the book for me."
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.
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.
"Don’t Grade Schools on Grit" is from the March 26, 2016, Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Angela Duckworth and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
April Morgan had spent her whole life defying expectations. She wasn't happy unless her hands were covered in grease and her hair smelled of gasoline. Cars didn't whine at you. Cars didn't make you feel guilty. Cars didn't betray you. But here in this one horse town, the only car shop was run by a motorcycle club, and she sure as shit knew they wouldn't take her seriously. Barriers were just things to blow past, so it was time to defy expectations one more time. Everything was going smoothly, until she saw him.
Brian Cross didn't come to the bar tonight for distractions. He just wanted to handle some Iron Fur Clan business and maybe drink away a little sorrow. Then the new waitress almost killed herself on her first night on the job. Brian always had a soft spot for the underdog, and for her to come into this den of bears showed some backbone. It didn't hurt that his eyes were constantly drawn to her thick hips and ample curves. Before they can get to really know each other, a rival motorcycle club threatens their relationship and their very lives
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.
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.
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.
Bubba's back, and he's dealing with his brother, Jason, once and for all! This is the collected edition of Bubba the Monster Hunter Season 2, collecting everything since Scattered, Smothered & Chunked. Also included: a special preview of Raising Hell, a new novella from John G. Hartness and White Lightnin', a Beauregard the Monster Hunter short story!
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.