Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

This book aims to demystify the importance placed on talent for obtaining success in the world. It is a book that aims to break down the process of obtaining success in the real world. It explains and emphasizes a great importance of grit, perseverance and focused interest over possessing raw talent and intelligence. The book gradually convinces the reader of her original point through historical contexts by exploring the lives of accomplished individuals such as Jeff Bezos and Washington Irving, cold data through rigorous experimentation in behavioural psychology and a voice that is charismatic yet pragmatic, compassionate yet fiery. This is a must read self-help book for anyone who is doubting their ability to accomplish their goals due to their perceived lack of talent or, simply for anyone who lacks the motivation to accomplish their goals.

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