In 2008, as a wedding gift to my brother and sister-in-law I decided to do something I had never done before: I composed a piano song for the first time in my life and surprised them with it at their wedding.
Since then, I’ve been hooked on it. I’ve composed over 20 short piano pieces over the years and have put them up on my YouTube channel.
Here are some of my favorites:
1. The Awakening (2008)
Book Notes written by Ryan Pijai
Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. Angela Duckworth is a professor of psychology at University of Pennsylvania. She has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. She has also given a TED Talk on Grit that can be found here.
What is Grit?
Grit has two components: Passion and Perseverance.