It’s All About The Grit

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In Angela Duckworth’s New York Times Bestseller, “Grit,”  the noted author states that it’s not always talent or genius that leads to success.  It’s a combination of passion and persistence that leads to success in one’s life.  She calls this blend “GRIT.”  (Not to be confused with the Southern comfort food or something Flo might suggest you kiss.)

This is good news!  Thank God we don’t have to be geniuses or MENSA Members to succeed in life.  As a Life Optimization Coach, I’ve seen what determination, persistence, perseverance, and passion can accomplish in one’s life.

I’ve said for years, “It ain’t pretty but it’s gritty.”  That’s exactly what it looks like on your way up the mountain.  And Grit doesn’t care how big that mountain is in front of you.   The mountain won’t stop Grit.

Three years ago, I bought my daughter Julie a charm and had grit inscribed  on it.  She wears it everyday to remind herself that we can all live charmed lives with a little bit of grit.

Remember, it is a marathon not a sprint.  Use your grit.

Check us out on itunes or where Julie and I talk about Grit and FAS (Foreign Accent Syndrome).  We always like to mix humor with the take away.

Blessings and Grit,

Christine Marie M.A.

Christine Marie is a Psychotherapist, a Certified Life Optimization Coach, #1 Bestselling Author of “The Clutterfly Effect-Tweak Your Way to Total Transformation By Decluttering Your Life” and Radio Co-Host of Life With The Girlfriends on .


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