A few weeks ago, I got a chance to see Angela Duckworth talk about her new book Grit, The Power of Passion and Perseverance. If you don't have time to read the whole thing, the good folks at InterviewSteps wrote an amazing 10 minute book summary for Grit.
Here were my favorite takeaways from the event:
- Grit is not just about perseverance. Grit encapsulates two other dimensions: passion and purpose.
- Those who have passion (internal motivation) for the activity can persist longer than those who just have willpower.
- Those who have purpose (external motivation) can persist even longer than those who have passion.
I highly recommend the book, and in case it helps, Pete Carroll, the Seahawks coach is prominently featured in the book.
Photo Credit: Angela Duckworth