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In her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, author Angela Duckworth brings our attention to this lesser-known psychological trait called grit. Grit has two components: passion and perseverance. Passion means having enduring interest in the job you are doing. Perseverance means being persistent and never giving up. In the book, Duckworth shows how grit is important in understanding the psychology of achievement. This New York Times best-selling book has changed how we see talent and determination as a society. MINDSET: Book Summary Overview In "Mindset," Professor Dweck has revealed an exciting idea: can the way we think about the world really have that much impact on what we achieve? Absolutely. Dweck lays out her argument thoughtfully and presents many research studies that prove her point. Using these case studies you can better understand what is stopping you from achieving the growth mindset that you need to become the person you want to be. Mindset takes a groundbreaking approach to personal achievement that until recently, was never addressed before. Reading this book allows you to come away with an increased appreciation for the power of your own mind, and the tools you need to take control of it.