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Why Grit Matters and 6 Ways to Develop More

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“Grit, say psychologists, is the quality that makes us willing to commit to the long-term goals and see them through despite adversity. It’s a stick-to-it-ness. It is tenacity and a meld of other qualities like optimism, discipline and self-motivation.”        – Polly Cambell   Raising kids Staying married Getting a degree Saving money Maintaining friendships Running a business   All of these things, unquestionably, require grit; a committed focus to long-term success, despite your temptations to abandon ship when the waters get rough….

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Women of Grace & Grit: Paige Sedgwick

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  My name is Paige Sedgewick. I’m a television reporter and I have an internal yearning for wanting to know what’s going on, constantly. When I was little, my aunt and mom always thought I would be a reporter because I asked so many questions.   You could say curiosity really describes me. I always want to know more about everything: life, health, finding the secret for being happy, etc.   I have been working with Courtney for a little over a year now and…

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Women of Grace & Grit: Lindsay Daniels

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What is the greatest health challenge you have faced? An eating disorder that I developed as a dancer and overcame when I got married.   When I found out I was pregnant I vowed to take great care of myself by working out and eating healthy, because I had not been taking great care of myself to that point and had suffered a miscarriage 5 months earlier.   Little did I know that I would be so sick from morning sickness for five months I didn’t…

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Greatness Isn’t Born On Mondays

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Weekends can be a really tough time to maintain the standards you have set for yourself around self-care  Dinner parties, travel and unexpected events all have the power to derail our best of intentions to improve our health.   I get it.   Not all that long ago, I too was in a space where I would start negotiating my healthy habits around mid-week, because I was tired, stressed and had lost my Monday morning enthusiasm somewhere around Monday afternoon.   Here’s the thing… Your greatness…

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Women of Grace & Grit: Janette Braaten

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  In my mind grit is the effort needed to counteract whatever forces are holding us back and grace is the whole package of amazing results that come from applying grit. But if it takes grit to have grace shouldn’t we be talking about “Grit and Grace”? Perhaps grace comes first in the sense that it is so often the people that grace our lives who inspire us to have the grit to obtain our own form of grace…..at least that has been true in…

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