42. GRIT – New York Times Bestselling Author Angela Duckworth

May 29, 2017 | 0 comments

Do you want more grit?  Today’s guest, Angela Duckworth, is a world-renowned psychologist and author of the New York Times Bestseller GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. She has advised the White House, The World Bank, NFL teams, Fortune 500 CEOs… and now she’s going to help YOU get grittier, cast a focused vision, and understand the psychology of high achievers. We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.  

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you want more grit, casting a focused vision is the ONE thing that will make everything else easier or unnecessary. We challenge you to articulate your vision and share it with us.   In 25 words or less, write down why you are here and what all of this is for. If you want guidance, Angela shares her vision and advice at the 40:35 mark. After you write down a vision, head over to Facebook.com/theONEthingbook and share it with the community.  

In this episode you will learn…

  • [4:25] How grit will help you on the road to mastery.
  • [9:35] How to teach yourself to be more optimistic, positive, and focused on change using neuroscience data.
  • [21:35] How you can use psychology to help your children develop into high performers and achieve success.
  • [30:10] How you, as a leader, can build a gritty culture.
  • [37:00] Why rituals are habits at a group level (and how great leaders use rituals to set their team up for success).
  • [39:50] The ONE thing that makes everything else easier or unnecessary when it comes to being gritty.
  • [49:20] Why your purpose and passion don’t have to be your work.  


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Links & Tools From This Episode

  • Learn more at AngelaDuckworth.com
  • GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  • Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck  

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