Personal Grit

The Other Kind of Grit

The other king of grit is not just persistence. It takes Grit to be persistent. But having grit is strength, it having gears.

Daily List of Challenges

The idea is that in repetition you can build your strengths in certain areas. It has to do with a familiarity you are building in yourself. You can do these things with very little effort or a lot, whatever you feel comfortable with. The case may be that you are only doing them pretend – like the runner one where you run everyday. You can literally make that running ten steps. Do it as if you were just pretending, acting it out.  It's getting the brain to be in the habit that you are a runner. This is true because you run everyday. True or True.

Physically Playing the Part

Getting into the runners stance , preparing to “walk differently” it all adds up to building the minds understanding about runner's mindset. It all counts. And the fact that it is done daily makes it habitual and it begins to become who you are and what you can do.

So pick ten noble things that you would like to take on as characteristics of yourself.

  • Strength
  • runners endurance
  • speed at anything
  • social familiarity with people
  • ability to draw
  • finding things out
  • Creativity
  • learning ability
  • solving a problem
  • attitude

Whatever the noble qualities of people are. And find a little rehearsal routine and time to perform these, every day, every damn day.


  • word problem
  • spatial questions
  • drawing a sketch
  • read a scientific explanation
  • learn a word you don't know
  • remember a list of things
  • remember steps to a a process
  • describe directions to a place(spatial acuity)
  • solve a mystery or just give a hypothesis of maybe

Meditation is probably a nice icing on this cake.

Approaches to accelerating the Physical

  • Increase your count on an exercise
  • increase your time on an exercise
  • decrease your elapsed time
  • increase the weight amount

Here are some great books on Grit and Perserverance:

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Paperback – Illustrated, August 21, 2018 by Angela Duckworth - See more info

The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World Hardcover – Illustrated, September 8, 2020
by Shannon Huffman Polson  - see more info

Uncommon Grit: A Photographic Journey Through Navy SEAL Training Hardcover – October 20, 2020 by D. McBurnett - see more info

Between Grit and Grace: The Art of Being Feminine and Formidable Paperback – February 25, 2020 by Dr. Sasha K. Shillcutt M.D. - see more info

It Takes Grit: The Go-To Guide to Level Up Your Life-Strengthen, Energize, Elevate, and Conquer Paperback – September 15, 2020  by Rebecca Louise
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Emotional GRIT 8 steps to master your emotions, transform your thoughts & change Your World Paperback – October 7, 2016 by Dr Neeta F Bhushan
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Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose Paperback – June 1, 2017by Caroline Miller - see more info

Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary Hardcover – September 8, 2015 by Linda Kaplan Thaler
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Relationship Grit: A True Story with Lessons to Stay Together, Grow Together, and Thrive Together Hardcover – September 1, 2020  by Jon Gordon , Kathryn Gordon see more info


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