Saturday, December 03, 2005

True Grit

Wasn't that a John Wayne movie? Thinking of him definitely
brings to mind a kind of 'never say die spirit', don't you think?

Grit. It's an interesting term, which probably doesn't resonate with
modern readers. But my grandma used to say you need to have
grit to make it in this world. And, guess what? She was right.

According to a recent issue of Psychology Today, grit is one of
the key factors in success. It's defined as a deep ability to
persevere. It is, surprisingly, more important to success than
talent or intelligence. More important than intelligence!

I've known that for a while because one of my favorite quotes by
Calvin Coolidge, which reads:

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race"

What does all this talk about grit mean for you? Well, you already know how
tough it is to build a successful mediation practice. Are
you in it for the long haul? Can you press on when others around you insist
it's a lost cause? Do you have grit?

Ciao, Dina

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