Monday, February 01, 2016

Do you have GRIT?

In their book Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion and Pluck Take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary, authors, Linda Kaplan Thayer and Robin Koval have written a motivational type of book.  This is not a book which will tell you how to go about achieving greatness.  It is a book which is designed to motoviate and inspire you to work towards greatness.

This is an easy to read book which tells a great many stories about simply ordinary people who had GRIT and turned their lives into extraordinary lives.  They use a GRIT scale, in which the acronym stands for ~
  • Guts, 
  • Resilience, 
  • Initiative, and 
  • Tenacity.
The point of the book is that achieving greatness or excellence takes work.  Too many people don't want to put in the work, but their stories about average people who do great things because of their GRIT are compelling.  It takes effort and energy, which maybe is the downfall, if greatness or excellence is not your goal, then this is just an ordinary book filled with fun and interesting stories.

At the end of each chapter is a section called Grit Builders.  This is designed to give you some action steps to start you on your way to reaching your goals.  They also created a scale to determine your GRIT level, you can find that test at  www.grittogreat.com and take the grit test.

Overall, this is a very good book and I would recommend it for those seeking to grow and change in who they are.

I received this book from bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an honest review.

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