Grit: The key ingredient that keeps you going in the face of setbacks

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Did you know that taking cold showers on a regular basis can actually help you to cope better with stress or challenging events? Or that turning a challenging activity into a daily routine and repeating it with no exceptions (even when you’re unmotivated) can help make your life easier?


In Martin Meadows’ book Grit, you’ll discover several ways to develop mental toughness and physiological resilience, as well as learn about the common mistakes people make and find out how you can avoid self-sabotage.


With the aim of exploring the subject of grit from a scientific perspective rather than cliché self-help sayings, Meadows has put together a no-nonsense guide on how to stick to your goals based on science and peak performers – whether it’s the ability to build your mental strength or shift your focus to quality rather than quantity.


Some other things you’ll learn from the first people who reached the South Pole is that you would burn out if you make the wrong choice. Besides that, Meadows explains how your brain gets affected when you constantly surround yourself with people who complain regularly. (Spoiler alert: it affects your ability to persevere in the face of setbacks!)

There’s no doubt that grit is essential when it comes to success. According to research, the ability to keep going in the face of setbacks is more crucial than character, IQ, or any other external factor such as a person’s upbringing or surroundings.


By including interviews with some of the most successful people on Earth, Meadows shows readers that they all share one thing in common: they never give up on their goals. (And neither should you!)


Apart from that, you’ll also learn more about the best techniques to remain persistent when you’re on the brink of giving up from six bestselling authors and bloggers.


So if you feel like throwing in the towel, don’t do so just yet! Instead, why not pick up this book and learn to be a grittier person?