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Getting Grit : The Evidence-based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose (Paperback)
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Grit—defined as our perseverance and passion for long-term goals—is now recognized as one of the key determinants of success and life satisfaction. So, how do we build this essential quality? “First we have to understand what authentic grit is,” writes Caroline Adams Miller. “It’s easy to mistake grit for stubbornness or self-aggrandizement. And it’s not always clear how to promote resilience and toughness in a way that builds us up instead of tearing us down.” With Getting Grit, this leading author provides a practical guide for anyone seeking to develop this powerful trait for themselves and those around them.
In this cogent and accessible book, Caroline illuminates the nature of authentic grit through examples and research—then offers self-assessment tools, daily exercises, and life tips to help us reinforce our capacity for courage and willpower Join her as she explores the key traits of gritty people; how true grit inspires others; the three kinds of false grit; the role of humility, self-compassion, and spirituality in cultivating grit; and much more.