I just read Grit by Angela Duckworth . Love, love,love it.
Duckworth defines grit as
Perseverance and passion for long-term goals.
To be gritty is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day after week after year, in challenging practice. To be gritty is to fall down seven times, and rise eight.
What are you trying to achieve?
How gritty are you willing to be to get it?
I was really gritty on my weight loss journey. I had numerous overeats. Many weeks with no change on the scale despite doing everything right. Moments of frustration, disappointment, and discomfort.
But I knew this time was different. I knew that if I kept going I would do it. I kept my focus on the process and not the immediate result. I looked to what I wanted to achieve and started acting like that person now. I quit being harsh on myself when I fell short. I readjusted the plan and kept going.
I don’t know who the author is, but one of my favorite quotes is (paraphrasing) a winner is just a loser who tried one more time.
How many times are you willing to fail before you succeed?
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