GRIT by Angela Duckworth | Animated CORE Message

GRIT by Angela Duckworth | Animated CORE Message

I recently read the book grit by Angela Duckworth Angela’s a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania and she’s obsessed with finding out the answers of the question who’s successful and why she’s conducted studies involving National Spelling Bee champions elite military training graduates and top corporate salespeople to determine what was the biggest predictor of their success she wondered was a talent or was it effort now our society would have us believe that it would be Talent we have the tendency to marvel at natural talent and overlook the importance of effort surveys show that we commend people who put in the effort but we don’t actually believe it can compete with natural talent we often discount our own abilities when going up against people who have a higher IQ or appear more naturally gifted but angela has found the following to be true in study after study where talent counts once effort counts twice angela explains this using a simple formula talent times effort equals skill and skill times effort equals achievement when you apply effort to any base level talent you get skill when you apply effort to skill you get achievement the science shows that grit the sustained application of effort towards a long-term goal is the biggest predictor of lifelong achievement for some it’s an inconvenient truth certain people like to see natural talent and use it as an excuse as to why they would never achieve what those people can and don’t even bother trying in the first place but for others it can be liberating knowing that they’re not doomed to mediocrity due to a lack of talent if they put in the effort they can achieve great things sure there are some limitations all of us can’t make the NBA we’re not all six foot nine but you could become one of the best players in your local basketball league by remembering that talent counts once effort counts twice we can be hopeful that we can one day become more than we think we can that we can achieve great things despite not winning the talent lottery but being gritty is Harr resisting endless temptations to quit or experiencing failure is really difficult to deal with but Angela says we all have the ability to grow our grit if we direct our focus in four specific ways first develop a fascination with what you’re trying to do second strive to improve each day third remind yourself of the greater purpose and fourth adopt a growth mindset Charles Darwin admitted to not having great quickness of apprehension to discover the mysteries of natural science without possessing supernatural intelligence Darwin developed an obsessive fascination and was said to keep questions alive in the back of his mind questions that related to what he was observing that drove him to discover the connection between all living things his deep interest in the natural sciences and constant questioning led him to the breakthrough that we now know as the theory of evolution so what questions are most intriguing to you find the questions that fascinate you and you’ll find the capacity to stay gritty while trying to achieve something great next aim to improve yourself every single day compete with who you were yesterday Olympic gold medal swimmer rowdy Gaines once said at every practice I would try to beat myself if my coach gave me ten 100-meter swims one day and asked me to hold it to a minute and 15 seconds the next day he would give me ten 100-meter swims and I would try to hold it to a minute in 14 seconds Angela says that the refrain of all Paragons of grit is that whatever it takes I want to improve it doesn’t matter how excellent they already are so how can you carve out time each day to push your abilities and seek constant and never-ending improvement the third way to grow our grit is to remind ourselves of the greater purpose Angela conducted a survey of 16,000 adult Americans to determine what was a bigger contributor of grit obtaining a feeling of pleasure or feeling a greater sense of purpose she found that people on the upper half of her grit scale experienced a similar level of pleasure in what they were doing but she found that higher levels of purpose directly correlated to higher levels of grit Angela says the most gritty people see their ultimate aims as deeply connected to the world beyond themselves you could be a bricklayer some laying the bricks for a cathedral or you could be a bricklayer building the house of God it’s largely up to you to determine what purpose or greater meaning your work has whatever you come up with has the capacity to raise your level of grit the last way to grow your grit is to develop a growth mindset Bill McNab the past CEO of Vanguard the world’s largest provider of mutual funds interviewed leaders within the organization to see who were successful and who weren’t he found that long-term success was dependent on a core belief those who believe that I can’t learn anymore I am what I am this is how I do things routinely failed to move up to a senior level to be gritty you need to scrap the theory that your abilities are fixed because it’s simply not true neuroscience has shown that we have an enormous capacity to change our brains and learn new skills as we get older the brain is plastic and you can mold it through sustained effort and experience reflecting the time when you started something new that you were scared you couldn’t learn but you actually did use the memory of that experience to disrupt any beliefs that your abilities are fixed in the end Angela says that learning to stick to something is a life skill that we can all develop by remembering that the science shows that grit matters more than talent and that we all have the capacity to grow our grit we can develop the confidence to start taking action despite how untalented we think we are that was the core message that I gathered from Angela’s book she has much more material to help you understand the science of achievement I highly recommend it if you would like a one-page PDF summary of the insights that I gathered from Angela’s book just click the link below and I’d be happy to email it to you if you already subscribe to the free productivity game newsletter this PDF is already in your inbox thank you for watching

David Anderson

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81 thoughts on “GRIT by Angela Duckworth | Animated CORE Message

  1. AM Nora says:

    She should do a cameo on NCIS and interact with Dr. Mallard.

    How do you do this? Do you do the drawing? What about the writing?

  2. Practical Psychology says:

    I've heard a lot about grit, and the only book I've read about it specifically is "How Children Succeed". I'm definitely going to read this book, thanks for your video! 🙂

  3. Carlos Melero Filho says:

    Hey, I just want to say thank You for the amazing work! Im sharing this channel with my coworkers because of its plenty of good information and perfect execution. Success!

  4. Melinee Fernandez says:

    Thank you for developing this message as it wraps up Angela's points in an engaging way!

  5. hypnocoach183 says:

    Thank you for the time and effort you put into all these reviews! I really appreciate having the additional reinforcement and perspective on these books. Bravo!

  6. Jeremy Robinson says:

    Very creative video summary of Dr Duckworth's extraordinary book. Watch the video but buy the book.

  7. Paul Warren says:

    Great overview and really well presented – Dr Carol Dweck has also done lots of work on Growth Mindset and Angela Duckworth references Dweck in her book. Keep up the brilliant work – you're really talented (and doubly effort-ful, I'm sure!) 👍

  8. Felipe de Souza says:


  9. thelaurels13 says:

    Great video – thank you! I've read Dr Carol Dweck's book on Mindset, and found it to be a very interesting read and a great source of reference when I'm tackling something new. I've just recently bought Angela Duckworth's book Grit and can't wait to tackle it.

  10. hossainsabrina100 says:

    Hi find you summaries to be really great. They are thoughtful, methodical and complete. Thank you so much for your hard work!

  11. Vishal Bhoir says:

    Great review… your style of explanation is marvellous!

  12. Shubham Vijay says:

    Hey.. Just wanted to say, that the books that you take up for summaries are different than we find on other channels on youtube.. Love your channel.. You must be so proud of yourself.. 🙂 😉

  13. Muslim says:

    thank you … send me pls the 1-page summary

  14. 乐静 says:

    very inspiring stuff. have read this book and learned a lot. Thank you for your animated core message.

  15. April Christian-Davis says:

    I think you have to understand how people view what is success and what people honestly do to get there. Angela yes your purpose helps but your core values determines success. Example : who is successful :a person who gets good grades from diligent study or a person who get good grades by cheating?

  16. Verena Jana says:

    Thank you very much for your video. I really appreciated it because the topic was part of a course I take and your summary extended my view on grit.

  17. Durga malleswara rao Ganja says:

    very nice. thanks a lot. I got lot of confidence ofter watching these videos. it's very easy way to learn so many things in a short time.

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    Great vid

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    thankyou so much for this!

  22. Nerisa C says:

    Thank you for these videos that summarizes popular non-fiction books. The drawing are amazing. And the voice over and music complement it well. You are doing a wonderful job. Please continue creating these type of videos.

  23. Phoebe Brown says:

    Love the vidio I had to watch it in class

  24. Rajnish Unplugged says:

    Crisp and precise. Loved your summary. Thanks so much

  25. Muhammad Ishaq says:

    great effort!

  26. One Conscious Being says:

    Well done Productivity Game and thank you!

  27. Wayde Aarthar says:


  28. Ada O says:

    Superb. Thank you for this.

  29. Hasan Ganny Hanif Francis says:

    Great summary video sketching of the meaning of GRIT. will follow Productivity game and Angela to learn and put in more EFFORT to be more successful. . Thanks alot.

  30. Jessica Pethrus says:

    Thank you for manking these great vidoes, and also for the one -page PDF summary! So awesome and what I've been looking for!

  31. Shi anne says:

    Thank you so much. Helped me put it into perspective for my assignment! 😅

  32. Max Beaumont says:

    Dude, you're awesome. These thorough and clear reviews are super valuable to me.

  33. Carla Turner says:

    Brilliantly done! Thanks for this!

  34. The Rockall Times says:

    Great video, thanks

  35. aaagggmmmsss says:

    Good !

  36. Dark Guardian says:

    For decades, experts have tried to figure out who would get through Navy Seals Buds training and who would not.
    Grit just rehashed the same questions asked for decades.
    It all comes down to a direction and a decision and making it daily.
    I'm tall and would make a great basketball player but I don't desire to be an NBA player.
    Angela is only bring the questions to a new generation I'm afraid.

  37. wizzzer1337 says:

    Rock Lee!

  38. L Brooksbank says:

    Great Summary. Thank you for the time an effort. Keep it up mate.

  39. anikyt7570 says:

    Awesome video …

  40. Ush Seeg says:

    Thank you! Amazing videos… love them!

  41. So Jo says:


  42. Macy Ng says:

    thank you

  43. Chris Jay says:

    Great stuff

  44. William Elliott says:

    Excellent book!!! If you don't have it, get it.

  45. Manish Kumar says:

    Summary is really great.

  46. Dana Elysse Diaz says:

    Hi this is awesome. Loved this. 🙂

  47. Joel says:

    Can anyone reply back with the page numbers of chapter one? Thanks in advance!

  48. JamesScottGuitar says:

    A big component that goes along with grit is that of deliberate practice. Without it grit ends up being applied in less than effective ways.

    I LOVE what you’re doing.

    Keep up the great work!


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  51. Quinn Adaeze says:

    bogus theory

  52. azeem bukhari says:

    Hey, you explained well about what Angela exploring about Grit. good going

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  54. Dennis Muhika says:

    Keep up the Great work! Love it.

  55. Syed Majid says:


  56. Jorge Risk says:

    What happens when you put effort without talent? Or if don't see talent as a binary agent, it's not just about you have it or not, but about how much talent do you have… if we compare 2 people putting the same amount of effort, wouldn't the most talented one win? Can you get talent through effort? Can you close the talent gap through effort?

  57. Kunchang Lee says:

    So true

  58. Mani Vand says:

    Thank you. Great,

  59. Ricky Lu says:

    thank you for uploading all the great videos. Really appreciate that!

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    Do you earn money off these summary videos? Is the copyright an issue?

  62. Marle Lamountry says:

    shout out to Tran

  63. Neal Marshall says:

    If you would like a 2 word summary; try harder.

  64. paul kersey says:

    I read tons of books like this, and most of them suck! why do you seem to love EVERY book you read??

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  66. Kevin Samuel says:

    I hate it to break it you but IQ does matter in some cases,take chess where grandmasters have a genius level IQ,you can't be a grandmaster with an average IQ now matter how much grit you posses.

  67. Gina P. says:

    Pleeeease send me the pdf summary to my inbox.
    [email protected]


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