I found this book on Brené Brown’s recommended reads list. I knew I needed a new perspective to shake things up in my life. Hearing stories about gritty people could inspire me to keep going myself, I thought.
Angela Duckworth’s book ended up doing a lot more for me. I admit her message was the right one at the right time for me. It might not be that way for you.
I still recommend you read this book as soon as you can find the time or energy! Why,
I know. I would roll my eyes too if I were you. I used to get annoyed when hearing people explain their sense of purpose on Twitter about pretty much everything in life.
But you should take a look at my home office today! You’ll see dozens of post-its, forming a pyramid of goals, on my wall. At the top of the pyramid is my ultimate life goal. What I value most.
It took me 36 years to understand myself and to grasp and accept what truly makes me happy. This book made that happen for me. It made the thousands of puzzle pieces fall into place. Crazy, right?
The reason this book clicked with me so much because it is based on research. It’s not someone telling you what worked for them. Angela Duckworth has studied what makes people gritty over and over again.
I don’t know if the book will have the same profound effect on you. We might be in a totally different place. Maybe you have already figured things out. Maybe you have yet to get started.
No matter where you are in your journey, this book is a great tool to take your next steps with joy and purpose. It might get you through the rough spots on your way. It might make you grin when things get hard.
If you don’t want that for yourself, you might still want to read it. As an aunt and godmother, I felt incredibly inspired to become more gritty. I want to show my niece how important grit and character are.
This is not a heavy read at all. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by the author, and had no trouble following while doing chores or walking to the city. Seriously, this book … Amazing.