Reviews and Praise

Grit to Great is #3 on Inc.’s recommended list!

“You don’t need to be brilliant or incredibly talented to become hugely successful.  But what you do need is to read this book. ‘Grit to Great’ teaches us all how to develop our grit quotient so almost any goal is possible.” – James Patterson, bestselling author

“Grit to Great is an insightful guide to achieving success in work and life, filled with real-life stories, tools and techniques that can help us all live with more passion, perseverance and resilience.”  – Arianna Huffington 

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What Readers are Saying

5 Stars – Thumbs Up from Me!  A great book with both practical insight and real-life case studies. The authors did a tremendous job of defining grit and explaining how anyone can grow in develop their “grittiness.” One of my favorite, and simpler, reads of 2015. – Ricardo Ortiz

5 Stars – Filled with Inspirational Stories I have read and reread all of Robin and Linda’s books. They are always rich with real world examples and sound advice. Grit to Great is filled with inspirational stories of how “normal” people accomplished extraordinary things through GRIT. – Drew Neisser

5 Stars – A Must Read! I very much enjoyed reading this book for many reasons. It conveys a powerful message that achieving success in life is not predetermined by your income or education, but is rather directly related to something you have control over – your hard work and perseverance. Very inspirational read with clear advice on how to develop grit with practice, outstanding quotes, and numerous real life examples to prove the concept. – Aliaksandra Lapunova 

5 Stars – Absolutely loved this book!  As a recent grad it really resonated with me- I’ve had a lot of anxiety about my post-college life and employment, but “Grit to Great” helped show me that the ONLY thing that mattered was GRIT: my Guts, Resilience, Initiative, and Tenacity. I feel much more optimistic about the future, I know as long as I’m willing to put in the hard work I’ll be able to reach my goals. The book is extremely relevant to people of all ages, at any point in their careers (or thinking about starting a new path!). I also loved the “Grit Builders” at the end of each chapter- small steps that will help take me from Gritty to Great. I even started making my bed every morning, to my parents’ extreme surprise when they came to visit. –Rach85

5 Stars – Great Reminder! The book serves as a great reminder that success is not so much about flawless execution as it is about resilience. It serves as a great reminder to parents that letting children fail is an extremely positive experience – because learning to get back up is one life’s greatest lessons. – L Kaen Mullahy

5 Stars – Powerful Message About Passion and Perseverance  Grit to Great provides a pathway to success, happiness and longevity with a good balance between research data and personal stories. It’s a quick and entertaining read and it’s good for people of any age. – Cass Wheeler

*All reviews have been pulled from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com 

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