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Gratitude and Grit
11 10 15, 7:15 am
Filed under: Growth + Development, Health, Thought-Provoking

Any time we set a goal for ourselves, there is one guarantee. You will hit a roadblock as you travel along your path. It’s inevitable when you do big things in the world. If it were easy, everyone would do it.

I wish I could tell you what to watch out for, but roadblocks come in all shapes and sizes.

Perhaps it’s a boss that doesn’t see your “next level” value. Or an unexpected addition to your family. Or maybe an all-consuming romantic relationship that diverted your attention from your career goals for a few years.

Grit, that persevering and tenacious personality trait, is a defining factor that trumps talent in terms of success. We’ve shared some stories, about grit in the face of adversity. You can also read The Highly Evolved Human’s Nick Ross share an inspiring story about the creative spark that came to him amidst his battle with cancer.

Picture of Nick Ross

What if….

We practice embracing the roadblocks? Even being grateful for the roadblocks, for gifting us a chance to rethink and re-strategize? Roadblocks are a friendly reminder to answer this question: is this really worth it to you?

During this month and holiday season ofgratitude, I invite you to be thankful for all of the failure, roadblocks, and tough things that happened in your life that got you to where you are today. You made it, Friend. And while you still have work to do, remember it’s time to exhale for a moment and relish in your greatness.

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