Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance



Everyone should read this book. Especially parents.  Although not a BJJ specific book, anyone on the fence about training or has lost motivation can get great benefit from it.


This is not a book about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Its a book about a key ingredient to success in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…PERSEVERANCE!  Elegantly written and very accessible, the author, Angela Duckworth, a psychology professor, provides tons of information and anecdotes that illustrate why grit is so important to success and happiness.

I feel every coach, teacher and especially parents need to know this stuff.  Also, anyone lacking passion or feeling stagnate needs to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get to work.

This book has been re-read multiple times by my wife and me.  Highly recommended to all BJJ students, as it applies to success in the face of adversity.