Self Improvement

GRIT by Angela Duckworth: A Sneak Peek

The genre of self-improvement literature has grown since the days of Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. Over the decades, several writers have contributed to the growing list, mostly in the sub-categories of leadership and self-help. Despite the apparently crowded field, Angela Duckworth broke new ground with the highly acclaimed Grit, published …

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The Power of Gratitude

A few months ago, I listened to Craig Ballantyne on the Early to Rise podcast, explaining how he practices an attitude of gratitude. Growing up, he was a bitter, envious, angry and selfish young man and the prevailing culture at his school reinforced all the negativity. The system taught him to be sceptical, to criticise and …

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