Good readers make good leaders! This weekend’s recommended reading is Angela Duckworth’s ‘Grit’. Growing up as a musician, I always knew that talent was over rated, what really mattered is the number of hours you put In and good old fashioned hard work. Quite simply, people who are highly accomplished are paragons of perseverance with an enduring passion. They are resilient, hardworking and have direction. Interestingly, grit is a better indicator of ultimate success than natural aptitude.
Here’s what Duckworth says it means to be gritty: “. . . keep putting one foot in front of the other. To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day after week after year, in challenging practice. To be gritty is to fall down seven times, and rise eight.” #grit #reader #leader #entrepreneur #giversgain #dubai #bookworm #dubaibusiness