“When it’s not fun, you do what you need to do anyway. When you achieve results, it’s incredibly fun.”Mads Rasmussen
These are 2 simple questions that I have been wondering for years:
- Why do certain people achieve success in everything they do, while others struggle to get by?
- What separates those who get excited only for a year (or less) and those who are consistently on fire?
My unquenchable thirst to answer these questions led me to a personal quest for self-discovery and growth.
I read books on Success & Productivity to learn from the best.
I experimented and pushed myself to the limits… to go further than I thought I possibly could.
After many years of learning and experimenting, it led me to this realization:
Nothing separates you and me from those whom we admire.
Most talented people we know simply show up every day, putting consistent effort over the long haul. They stick to one thing and choose not to abandon ship when the waves got rough.#grit "80% of success in life is showing up." ~ Angela Duckworth Click To Tweet
In other words, talented and successful people have GRIT.
Once we are able to cultivate grit in our lives, we too would become unstoppable.
I have read this book 5 times because:
- I’m a slow learner
- I seriously want to be a grittier person
Here are some of the most inspiring quotes I found in the book so you can understand Angela Duckworth’s grit and philosophy a tad better.
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My Favorite Angela Duckworth Quotes
“Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.” – Click to Tweet
“It soon became clear that doing one thing better and better might be more satisfying than staying an amateur at many different things.” – Click to Tweet
“People with grit don’t believe that failure is a permanent condition.” – Click to Tweet
“When it comes to how we fare in the marathon of life, effort counts tremendously.” – Click to Tweet
Angela Duckworth Quotes on Grit
#grit "How hard we push ourselves in a given workout matters but I think the bigger impediment to progress is that sometimes stop working out altogether." ~ Angela Duckworth Click To Tweet "They (successful people) were in complete consensus on the importance of following through on what one has started." ~ Angela Duckworth #grit Click To Tweet "Some people get 20 years of experience, while others get 1 year of experience… 20 times in a row." ~ #GRIT Click To Tweet #grit #determination "There is no gains without pains." ~ Benjamin Franklin Click To Tweet "All of us are looking for 'daily meaning as well as daily bread… for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.'" ~ Studs Terkel Click To Tweet
“Staying on the treadmill is one thing, and I do think it’s related to staying true to our commitments even when we’re not comfortable. But getting back on the treadmill the next day, eager to try again, is in my view even more reflective of grit. Because when you don’t come back the next day – when you permanently turn your back on a commitment – your effort plummets to zero. As a consequence, your skills stop improving, and at the same time, you stop producing anything with whatever skills you have.”Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth on Work & Calling
More Quotes on Grit
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Anyone can learn to develop a passion. You and I can be gritty if we want to.
If you can relate with Angela’s quotes, please consider sharing them with your loved ones or purchase her book on Amazon and learn to be gritty yourself.
Thanks for reading.