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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2015 Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Kind of a story about a bunch of women and maybe a few guys perhaps sprinkled in throughout the story. It's just really about feel-good story's that didn't tie down anything or help you with any formulas or exercises or anything to help you can identify the true terms of grit. I really expected more.

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every inspirational

this one is a keep. I plan in putting some of these things in motion

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Great book

The book highlighted the resilience of having "grit". I am happy to have chosen the book.

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Good collection of inspirational stories.

its a good collection of inspriational stories. not a ton of substance outside of the stories. still worth revisiting for renewed motivation.

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Trully great.

I really enjoyed this book. It contains some general information (mindset) + the real and specific steps, you can do, to be more tough and kick everyones assh) I loved it so much).

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The best book I've read in a long time

Not only could I relate to this book, but I also was opened up to a whole new perspective on life. Good read.

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great book for anybody looking to improve .

great book for anybody looking to improve and not give up on people. try it.

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truly inspiring

loved this book. It gives me hope to continue to strive for excellence and hold strong to my values.