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Getting Grit

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The book outlines how you can become grittier in a step-by-step way, using the new findings from Positive Psychology, which provide effective evidence-based tools for lasting change.

Getting Grit includes specially-created worksheets and exercises that will help the reader cultivate the mindset and behaviors that undergird authentic grit like humility, zest, persistence, patience, self-confidence, teamwork, self-regulation and passion.

Ever meet someone who is that magical combination of wise yet humble, strong yet sensitive, inspiring yet down-­to-­earth? That’s Caroline Miller. I know nobody who’s thought more about how to apply the scientific research on grit and achievement to our own lives!

Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.
Founder, Character Lab and author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Grit is a contagious quality that predicts high accomplishment. In the book, you will learn who has it, how they developed it, where it can be used effectively, and what you can do in micromoments of your life to cultivate this mindset and the behaviors that accompany it, and then maintain them when challenged.

Your Free Gifts For Pre-Ordering Getting Grit

Audio Download

Exclusively for those who pre-order, this audio download with Caroline Miller will feature her findings around the main things people with authentic grit do differently from others, as well as what surprised her the most in her interviews that may change the way you share your own stories of overcoming.


Join a live webinar with Caroline Miller on Thursday, May 25th at 7 pm ET, where she will share the gritty story behind how her newest book was published, the important distinctions she draws between “good” and “bad” grit, how a lack of grit has impacted society, and what she believes will help all of us cultivate more grit to achieve life-changing goals.

Free Worksheet

Get a unique worksheet from Getting Grit called “Three Hard Things,” which will help you better understand the rewards of positive risk-taking and how to live a regret-free life. This and other worksheets in the book will help you understand and practice new behaviors that contribute to getting grittier.

Getting Grit

Read Getting Grit and learn:

  • How society contributes to reducing grit in children, athletes, students and employees
  • How “good grit” inspires others and “bad grit” creates conflict
  • Why life’s biggest goals require authentic grit
  • The contagious behaviors that contribute to good grit
  • Why taking a “selfie break” builds authentic grit
  • How women can overcome the “diseases of despair” that are undercutting grit cultivation
Caroline Miller

I’m thrilled to share that my next book, Getting Grit, is getting exceptional reviews from people I admire, and who are using words like “compelling,” “amazing,” and “exceptional”! It took a lot of grit to get this book from my head into the publishing world, but I’m delighted that the final result is even better than I could have hoped.

—Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP

  • An amazing and compelling book that is the ultimate guide to living life with grit and without regret.

    Tom Rath
    Tom Rath
    author of StrengthsFinder 2.0 & Are You Fully Charged?
  • It’s one thing to value grit – it’s another to develop it. Caroline Miller has made that her life’s work, and in this book she shares a series of useful steps for increasing your persistence for the right reasons in the right ways.

    Adam Grant
    author of Originals and Give and Take
  • This is a really innovative book, and companies, sports teams, schools, families and communities will all benefit from the stories and research.

    Scott Barry Kaufman
    Scientific Director, The Imagination Institute and author of Ungifted and co-author, Wired to Create
  • Caroline Miller articulates the science and importance of character strengths as important pathways to help cultivate grit in this groundbreaking book.

    Neal H. Mayerson, Ph.D.
    Founder/Chairman, VIA Institute on Character
  • A brilliant read for anyone interested in achieving their goals and using their good grit and authentic grit to help others thrive.

    Professor Lea Waters, Ph.D.,
    President-Elect International Positive Psychology Association, Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne
  • The minute I picked up Getting Grit, I feverishly began taking notes. Caroline Miller understands the essential truth that all women who want to be truly confident, who want to succeed, need grit.

    Claire Shipman
    co-author Womenomics and The Confidence Code

About the Author

For almost three decades Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has been a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth.

Caroline is the author of five books, including Positively Caroline, My Name is Caroline and Creating Your Best Life. She has been featured in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and other media around the world including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, US News and World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN. Her next book, Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance and Purpose will be published in 2017 by SoundsTrue.

Caroline’s 2014 TEDx Talk on grit, The Moments That Make Champions, has received great reviews. Past clients have included: Young Presidents’ Organization, Edward Jones, Morgan Stanley, WorkHuman, Remax, lululemon athletica, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, The Wharton School and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Caroline Adams Miller

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