Sunday, November 17, 2013

Forget talent or intelligence - It's all about GRIT

This weekend I watched a short TEDtalk by Angela Lee Duckworth, and had to share. In my opinion, she captures the one thing that's needed to excel in all facets of life, but seemingly overlooked - grit.

In her words:
"Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day-in and day-out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. And working really hard at making that future a reality."

So, dream big. Aim high. Set goals. Don't settle. And work as hard as you possible can to get there. Life's a journey and an adventure. Decide how you'd like to spend those precious days and go for it. Search for and embrace the things that truly make you happy - the things that make you feel alive.

For me, and in the words of Rudyard Kipling, I'll be "fill[ing] the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds' worth of distance run."

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