Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose

Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose

by Caroline Adams Miller

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622039203
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 484,864
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, is a Positive Psychology expert, executive coach, and bestselling author whose works include My Name is Caroline (Doubleday, 1988) and Creating Your Best Life (Sterling, 2009). She is a regular contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN, and gave a TEDx Talk on grit. For more, visit carolinemiller.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1

Chapter 1 Can You Spell G-R-I-T? 9

Chapter 2 When Grit Is Gone: Wood Chips, Comfort Pigs, and Cuddlers 27

Chapter 3 How Do You Start Getting More Grit? 45

Chapter 4 Authentic Grit: What Is It? 57

Chapter 5 Good Grit: Mt. Rushmore, Mt. Olympus, Celebrity, and Ordinary 69

Chapter 6 Bad Grit: Faux, Stubborn, and Selfie 77

Part 2

Chapter 7 Baking the Grit Cake 91

Chapter 8 Building Passion to Fuel Purpose 95

Chapter 9 Happiness 107

Chapter 10 Goal Setting 119

Chapter 11 Self-Regulation 135

Chapter 12 Risk-Taking 147

Chapter 13 Humility 155

Chapter 14 Perseverance 167

Chapter 15 Patience 185

Chapter 16 Grit in the Future 199

Acknowledgments 203

Notes 207

About the Author 223

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