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A unique, incredible quality that sets apart high achievers from the non-achievers; one which even supersedes measurable pre-conditions for success, such as IQ, talent & skill, upbringing, family income/wealth or having a conducive environment: That is GRIT
It is living proof that - a more talented student, professional or artist, without grit, cannot even come close to achieving what a lesser talented counterpart can achieve with an ultra boost of GRIT : a combination of extreme motivation and ultimate level of inner determination.
Unlike other traits, qualities and skills, you cannot be born with Grit. “Gritty” is something you become after your understand the nature of your Real Self, and thereby re-orient your perception of the world and people around you. You understand that your mind expands after each experience of growth and failure; that there are no limits within nor outside if you decide to pierce situations with perseverance and zeal; that your capacity improves multi-fold when you allow an inhibition-free space of no-judgement towards yourself, to thrive within.
Grit gives one a superlative edge over any other tangible attribute, to achieve mega results, by producing a brand new mindset towards one’s own capabilities, strength and fortitude.
You become "Gritty" when you are propelled by purpose and a goal. However, a fixed goal, is no goal; as you yourself evolve and scale upwards, so does your goal rise in size and vary by nature akin to surmounting the many peaks at higher altitudes on the way up, until you claim your Everest. Grit empowers you with the same passion - to raise the bar, forge ahead and conquer your giant-sized goals, each time, while enjoying the majestic views along the way.
Grit has been the fodder of my daily dedication and devotion to my cause, every single day, for years together. It is what wakes me up for the early rise sharpening, keeps me up for the late night improvisations and ensures the all day commitment to my goals. It is what ignites and sustains the burning desire to want a 'Spectacular Life' for myself, which is based on the success and welfare of those around me. It is having the passion and persistence to stick with my plans till the end & the inner strength that helps me gather myself during a hardship to overcome obstacles. It is the sole cause that converted my distant dreams into living reality - It helped me transform myself from an average student to an exceptional performer, a good employee to a successful professional and from a dependent being to an independent thriving personality, in my own eyes.
Next time you make the mistake of getting bogged down by an obstacle or comparing yourself to another - remember, it is not the situation nor the background,
No matter how complex a situation, mammoth a task, difficult a journey, dreadful an ailment, limited resources, fragmented solutions, it is the embedded GRIT weaved within the fabric of your being that helps you bind your activities, enables you to explore already-present opportunities, identify hidden advantages, get things done and channelize your focus till the very end, to a rich victory.
Banish the obstacles of self-doubt and break-open the door of fear to an exalted new YOU by tapping the already existing GRIT within you, allow its natural flow to elevate your life to unseen levels; bridge the road from your present state towards your Everest-like bold goals in life.
P.S. A few of my own small victories with Grit:
~ suffering from asthama as a child, never could I run nor sprint but daily practice and the zeal to overcome it gradually resolved my condition. I can comfortably run half- marathons today.
~ possessed with poor writing skills, I never thought I would / could write professionally, however, my deep desire, fuelled by an unwavering determination to express my ideas and share my thoughts with a larger audience, has enabled me write a book to that effect
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