GRIT: Six Quotes — and Habits — To Keep You Gritty When the Going Gets Tough

By: Martin Grunburg The psychological definition of grit suggests that it is a non-cognitive trait. I’d like to challenge that idea slightly. Like any habit, grit can be at first cognitively fostered and then consciously refortified until it becomes embedded in your subconscious. That’s an important consideration because it tells us that the essential characteristic for […]

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If Grit Is the Key to “Success,” What Is the Key to Grit? (Part III)

By: Martin Grunburg So, we left Part II  wondering what are the positive habits (thought and action) that constitute GRIT? After some research, reverse engineering and a bit of collaboration, we’ve come to the conclusion that there are at least 10 positive habits of thought and action associated with the formation of your GRITTY character. […]

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If Grit Is the Key to “Success,” What Is the Key to Grit? (Part II)

  Let’s pick up right where we left off. By now you’ve watched the TED talk from the prior post. We start with the understanding and premise that GRIT is a character trait and that character traits are, in essence, habits. This is tremendous news, and we should all be encouraged to know that GRIT […]

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If Grit Is the Key to “Success,” What Is the Key to Grit? (Part I)

By: Martin Grunburg Aristotle first postulated that we are all born a blank slate, or “Tabla Rasa.” That is, our mindsets, beliefs and character traits are impressed upon us from birth by our families, social conditioning, upbringing and the totality of our experiences. “Nobody is born with grit,” I explained to my wife. She looked […]

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