Unity Magazine reviews “Getting Grit”

October 30, 2017

Unity Magazine media reviewer Julie Rehm is a writer and editor who lives in Kansas City, Missouri. For many years she worked in the newspaper industry; now she produces publications for a nonprofit organization that serves women educators.

Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose By Caroline Adams Miller (Sounds True, 2017, $16.95)

Grit has become a buzzword in the self-improvement vernacular. Passion backed with determination and resilience is a characteristic many successful people share. Positive psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller says you don’t have to be born with grit; the quality can be cultivated. She relates her story of developing grit as a young woman struggling with bulimia. “I embraced a passion for living, for finding happiness outside of trying to have a perfect body, and for giving back to others instead of trying to figure out how I could come out the sole winner,” she writes.

Part 1 of Getting Grit examines positive and negative grit. Good grit helps people overcome obstacles and change the course of history. Bad grit promotes cheating and cutting corners to get ahead. In Part 2, Miller lays out the steps to getting grit: happiness, goal-setting, self-regulation, risk-taking, humility, perseverance, and patience.


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Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal-setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. Caroline is the author of eight books, including Positively CarolineMy Name is Caroline,  Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit. Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goal-setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.  Her new book, Big Goals, is anticipated for release in the fall of 2024.  Caroline has been featured in BBC World NewsThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News &World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.  She is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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