Psychologist Angela Duckworth defines Grit as “perseverance and passion for long-term goals”.
I am a big fan of the quality, which is why it is a part of my business name.
That being said, letting go of things that no longer serve you, is ALSO a very necessary part of self-development that we don’t talk enough about.
In this episode, I share some of my thoughts about knowing when to apply grit to your journey and knowing when to quit certain things along your journey.
I hope it helps you practice more grace AND grit.Listen Now!
In this final episode of the theme “Ready, Set, Grow” on the Grace & Grit Podcast, I talk about a few of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of women showing up for themselves to “do the work” required to improve their health story. I also provide some suggestions for how to conquer each one.
These are the specific obstacles I address:
#1 Not believing that it is possible to improve health.
#2 Chasing results rather than looking for ways to fall in love with the work.
#3 Making a habit out of negotiating and rationalizing.
#4 Quitting because results are showing up “fast enough”.
If you have ever found yourself challenged by any one or ALL of the above obstacles…have a listen to this episode.Listen Now!
Compromising, negotiating and rationalizing your way out of your good intentions to improve your health goals are behaviors that can all too easily become habits. Quitting can also easily become a habit. In fact, the diet industry has been benefitting for years off of people going from diet to diet to diet; it has thrived off of its customers making a habit out of quitting.
Gyms too make money on the predication that you are going to quit on yourself. They know that after your initial burst of inspiration to sign-up for a gym membership, it is highly likely that at some point you will stop showing up for yourself (but still pay on the contract you committed to).
It is a sad reality, but much of the diet and fitness industry benefits financially from you making a habit out of quitting on your way to your health goals.
Which sucks! And, while, the diet and fitness industries need to develop better systems and processes to prevent people from quitting, the quicker solution is found in learning how to break the habit of quitting on yourself. And that is the topic of this episode of the Grace & Grit podcast.
Quitting is tempting. It is easy. It is liberating…for a moment.
No one ever does it on a GOOD day.
Nope. You do it on the days that struggle seeps into your flow, and insecurity whispers lies that you will never arrive at your destination. You start to question everything and, worst of all, you fail to remember why started traveling down this road to begin with.
It is on those days that you would do anything for a little more GRIT to keep going, silence the fear, and reclaim your flow.
IT is on the hard days that courage is called out of her lair and reigns supreme…IF you unleash her.Listen Now!