"Grit, the raw endurance, perseverance, and passion that keeps you going despite obstacles." Anonymous
Is grit a matter of nature or nurture?
According to research by Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, grit is a question of nature and nurture, not one or the other.
For decades, I have worked in real estate and related industries, and seen individuals come and go. In my personal and entrepreneurial practice, one element separates the successful from the unsuccessful—grit.
It is impractical to teach grit in school. The characteristics of grit detach genuine entrepreneurs from wannabes.
We interpret grit as "persistent and determined—the virtue of courage." It's that inner conviction to follow through, no matter the obstacles. It's essential to decide who will get to the finish line.
Our drive and desire to thrive turns talent into competence. And nothing gains from being talented at something without the effort of your aptitude.
We become "true professionals" in our field through hard work and cultivated experiences. True professionals never become bothered because they seek higher and exceptional distinctions in their performance.
They become immersed—absorbed in their work.
To further reframe any pretexts of grit in your mind. It isn't the struggle of trekking through work that is hard. Grit doesn't mean forcing yourself through misery because you assume it's what you're expected to do to be successful.
You crave to accomplish your goals, and that's why you have the attitude of grace. Grit allows us to look at defeat as an interim state, not a perpetual one. It reinforces the enthusiasm to undertake something when it's tough because you realize it will be worthwhile.
Why do some people try to and not others?
Grit signifies better than intellect, influence, character, or strength. All of those are essential. But in the long ride, grit will lead you through to triumph.
So, is grit the answer to fiscal achievement and a satisfying living? I think it is.
Grit gives us the stamina to endure any obstruction. It's the excellence that leads us to the ability to continue progressing when situations become desperate. And that excellence will lead us to the ultimate!
Do you have grit?
"Grit is not just a simple elbow-grease term for rugged persistence. It is an often invisible display of endurance that lets you stay in an uncomfortable place, work hard to improve upon a given interest, and do it again and again."—Sarah Lewis.
Haha, contrary to what you think Aura Alex I will not likely be climbing any roofs, I will more likely be praying, haha.
Brian England - it's natural not to want to focus on unimportant clutter. We move on, haha!
Based on your photo, I bet I know what you will be doing on Christmas Eve. Keep up with your "roof climbing" skill, aren't you? :)