GRIT- the second definition of Grit is having courage and resolve; strength of
character."he displayed the true grit of the navy pilot"
You probably have a huge amount of Grit in you if you continue to press on toward your goals. But many, have thought about doing something extraordinary with their lives, maybe even took the first step, but at the first sight of a struggle, they simply gave up. They did not push through the pain necessary to remind us that we are capable of so much more. It is the satisfaction of pushing through the horrific struggle along the journey of your goal that is worth the weight in gold because it is that story that others desire to hear. Yes, they want to hear about what it took, what you did, who you listened to, why you did it, and did it kill you.
Many people are living in isolation with their dreams. They have many wonderful dreams that they aspire to attain, but the pain of subjecting themselves to a painful journey stops them cold. If we agree that we either do something out of love or fear, then we must assume that they are fearful of what they may or may not encounter along the way. For example, if someone who is interested in going up for a promotion is given all the right feedback about deserving a promotion, but never pursues it, doesn't it tell everyone that he/she are fearful? We would think so too, but of what? Maybe they're afraid that they're not completely ready for the bigger responsibilities, maybe they're afraid that they're friends are going to change toward them, or maybe they're afraid that if they fail at it-they may be fired.
What if they went into their Grit reservoirs and said, "I'm doing this until I succeed because I know I have the attitude to see things through?" Would that make a difference in their believe about things. We bet that they would approach their challenge with Love and determination! The boss would recognize it, but more importantly, the customers would and so would the colleagues. It would be a win-win situation because they decided to persevere and go through the pain of the journey.
Can someone develop Grit? Absolutely! Take on goals that challenge you, that inspire you, and that make you grow. Set super high goals so that even if you miss, you still land in a pretty good place. The more experiences you have with persevering, the more GRIT you will add to your reservoir! It's a win-win!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"