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GRIT – By Angela Duckworth

GRIT Angela Duckworth

I honestly do not know how I managed to finish a book in less then a month. I tend to think that I do not have any time to read a book let alone finish it. So clearly I am pulling time from the sky and making it happen. Goes to show that you do make time for what you feel is important. I believe reading should be one of them.

If you are in the business of following your passion. Then this book IS a must read. I think I got a whole lot of nuggets from here. I don’t tend to run the highlighter onto my books, (primarily because I borrow most of my books from the library now and therefore that would be wrong) but what I do though is write a whole lot of post-it notes and stick them all over. When I’m done I pull out each note and read them over again because I seriously can’t absorb information just by reading it once (hands up if you can relate).

With this book, I not only read back each note but I made sure to document it for easy reference. In a nutshell this book Grit is not about success though being talented. Yes, some people can acquire success with their talent but for the rest of us, success is achievable through this simple thing called effort. As Will Smith put it quite clearly:

“Die on the treadmill. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things. You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple.”

Find your passion and stick to it, work hard at it. Don’t use set-baks as poof that it doesn’t work for you. Banish that thought from your head forever. Instead replace it with the word GRIT! It’s a cool word and you don’t hear it being used very often. Think to yourself that this is the word that you would like be associated with and push forward with effort…. and GET this book! x

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Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron…. Why didn’t I know more about her earlier. A funny lady and reading more about her and her achievements I’m in awe.

Women are sometimes in a better position than men to reinvent themselves. Men are more likely to get stuck in ruts, which is one reason why so many of them buy things like boats instead of switching careers.

The brains/screen writer behind a lot of my favourate girlie flicks: When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and Julie and Julia. I somehow have this warm fuzzy feeling of how inspiring and creative we women can be given we have the right mindset and keeping a good personality. In an article of her, she mentioned her mother says, “Everything is copy” whatever happens in your life can be turn into a funny story.


Added to my kindle list of reads