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Got Grit?

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Grit is such a powerful word. Persisting in the face of obstacles is so crucial to losing weight and maintaining that loss. It's so much easier to do this on those days when everyone around you is pleasant, you can sleep in and relax and life is just easy. It has been so many years since I have had a day like that, but heck it's easier just when life isn't crazy! However, life is crazy! So, we need grit!

Have some extended family drama going on and I see myself as the scapegoat. I've experienced enough gas-lighting sometimes I wonder if I deserve this, but then I remind myself, I don't!

The difference between the rarer extended family dramas say a few years ago and the more frequent ones now is, I've got GRIT so I won't let them derail me. (Well boundaries too, but that is a different post.) I stuck to my plan and ate only healthy foods. I got in a walk while one of my kids was at an appointment and the other was still at school. I was calm in the face of yelling. I still felt like crawling under the covers, hiding and sobbing, but I coped with those feelings in the healthiest way I could. I could feel weak and hurt, but strengthen myself through exercise and proper nourishment. I may have had the wind knocked out of me, but I've got GRIT! May we all be Gritty, Happy, Fitty and Healthy!

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    Grit was defined as "perseverance and passion for long-term goals" by psychologist Angela Duckworth and colleagues, who extensively studied grit as a personality trait. They observed that individuals high in grit were able to maintain their determination and motivation over long periods despite experiences with failure and adversity. They concluded that grit is a better predictor of success than intellectual talent (IQ), based on their evaluation of educational attainment by adults, GPA among Ivy League undergraduates, dropout rate of cadets at West Point US Military Academy, and ranking in the National Spelling Bee.

    Earlier studies of achievement often emphasized the notion that high-achieving individuals typically possess traits above and beyond that of normal ability. Duckworth emphasized that grit is a better predictor of achievement than intellectual talent (IQ), because grit serves as the overriding factor that provides the stamina required to "stay the course" amid challenges and setbacks.
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    Yeah! Treasure your own life, which belongs only to you. Don't let 'em get you down, even if society says you might be obliged to listen to them. Society's not always right.

    I'm glad you're staying strong!
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    It takes GRIT to stick to your boundaries, good for you!
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    Your extended family seriously does not appreciate you.

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    Good for you for sticking with your healthy habits even while challenges are going on. Way to go!
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    Definitely need grit in life! And OF COURSE you DON’T deserve to be anyone’s scapegoat. Nope. Definitely NOT!

    Good for you for setting the boundaries and getting that GRIT!

    Joining you in being Gritty, Happy, Fitty and Healthy! (LOVE that). That’s what preserves sanity (or in my case, what little there is left!)

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