Grit: The Power of Passion + Perseverance, written by Angela Duckworth, is an empowering book about the importance of having passion + purpose to be successful. In the book, Duckworth talks about success + how to achieve it. She believes that success isn’t about IQ, good lucks, physical health, or social intelligence — it’s about grit. Grit is defined as *passion + perseverance for long-term goals.* It’s about always keeping your future in mind + working towards it every day. We can build grit by developing a growth mindset — believing your knowledge isn’t fixed, but that there is always more to learn. With this mindset, you become better at overcoming failures because you see them as lessons + use them to make you better.
Duckworth also noted that talent goes against grit. Talents distract us from effort, + we should instead focus on other strengths, such as humility + kindness. Of course, our talents are special + make us unique, but we still need to put in work in order to reach success. Being gritty will make you successful. With passion + perseverance, you’ll be able to tackle any obstacle.
This book talks about how you should approach your goals to be successful in life. You don’t have to be the smartest or most talented person, you just need to be passionate about what you do. You can’t give up, even when times get hard. You have to constantly be thinking about your future goals + never back down. There will be difficult times, but your passion + perseverance will be stronger than any hardships you encounter.
CHAARG teaches girls that anything is possible with the right mindset + good vibes. With hard work + perseverance, you can all accomplish great things. We know you all will be successful because you were all born with grit.
If you have the time, we highly recommend you read this book — you can pick up a copy here. We encourage you take Duckworth’s advice + focus on your long term goals every day. Shoot for the stars + never back down, but also take into consideration that your knowledge isn’t fixed — there is always something new you can learn.
++ Remember — how can you be successful?
Grit. Passion. Perseverance.
++ Soula [soula_inchaarg] // UMD CHAARG