Coming towards the end of "GRIT: why passion and resilience are the secrets to success" by Angela Duckworth.  I love that we now have research and  populist books in Positive Psychology and I have enjoyed Marty Seligman's books.  Psychology research into what it is to be a human living a fulfilling life is a turnaround from the past!?  Enjoying "GRIT"....as a Career Coach working with teenagers this is massively useful!  Last week I saw 14 year olds who have already picked "destinations" in the most academically competitive disciplines - Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Theoretical Physics....they'll need GRIT to achieve their goals.  I did talk with them about having extra-curricular interests/involvements - rather than being academically tunnel-visioned - and Duckworth's research affirms that practice in such activities is an expression of and developmental of GRIT.  Anyway this isn't a review but I'd recommend it.  When it comes to spirituality however...self-power and GRIT is only okay for a few...NAB:)

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Thank-you Ian. Eleanor Duckworth was an important author for my academic pursuits and I'm wondering if Angela is any relation? I will definitely check out Angela's book. NAB, Jan

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