Years ago in college I would sometimes receive the compliment, “you are really smart”, to which I would reply, “No, I just work hard”. “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth is a journey through various anecdotes about people and studies exemplifying success, not due to innate talent but hard work. The path to success is to be mindful, deliberate and strategize long term. Even though I consider myself to have certain higher level of grit, this book has been insightful and certainly relatable.
Captivating my interest in the first chapter, Schaefer proclaims that “we’re firmly in the third digital revolution” (Shaefer, 2015, p.11). I asked myself at this point what this precisely meant, hence pulling me in to read further.