Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.
Grit is defined by Angela Duckworth as the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals. As such, I don’t have a lot of grit.
On a grit scale of 1 (no grit) to 10 (the grittiest), I operate most days between 1 and 5.
My daughter absolutely loves her Grit class at the gym. The website description includes these phrases – “will push you to your max, and beyond… you won’t believe how hard you can work out… Bursts of 110% effort…Then it’s straight into high gear… “.
This sounds like a nightmare to me!
Another definition of grit is to show tenseness, anger or determination as in grit one’s teeth.
Now this I can relate to and in fact, do often.
But recently I publicly declared in our Crooked Line Studio newsletter a very big long-term-to-me goal for the month of May: I will post every day in May about one creative activity I found in a book I own (yes – I own that many art-related books). I will reference the book and show photos of what I was inspired to create. That’s 31 activities from 31 different books.
That, my friends, is going to require me to find a lot of grit somewhere fast and use it every day!
Are you working on any long-term goals?
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