I have just finished reading GRIT by Angela Duckworth. I was absorbed in reading it from beginning to end, so it didn’t take me long to read it all the way through.

Some sections attracted me: ‘Without effort, your talent is nothing more than your unmet potential’. I have great faith in ‘effort’ rather than ‘genius’ because I can explain how my life has changed by continuing efforts more than other people do. My reading, writing, thinking and learning, etc… are really slow, that’s why I have always needed to take my time, and I still do. Also, I knew that I would understand something after working on it for a long time. Without effort, I couldn’t have gained almost everything I eventually have.

I was really happy to know that the author gave scientific support to ‘perseverance’ and ‘connections between Grit and other elements such as personal curiosity and culture’. To dare to find my interests for almost everything I have worked on was particularly important for me, even though it hasn’t been easily found and I have hesitated about it. I would like to enjoy the world that I get.

I cooked Natto omelette the other day, which was very nice!