Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality. (Travis Bradberry)
The TV show starts out with a metaphor of a stone carver; how he hits a stone for days, years maybe, and the stone finally breaks on the umpteenth hit. A person walking up at that exact moment thought it was the first hit and didn’t see the blood, sweat and tears put into splitting the stone.
Gutzon Borglum may be a stone carver that you may know; he created Mt. Rushmore. Can you imagine how much grit and perseverance he needed to make it happen? I can’t even conceive the challenges, and negativity, he must have run into for the 40 + years it took to complete.
Do you have the grit, perseverance, or whatever you want to call it, to make your practice a success? Are you as successful as you want to be? Do you know exactly where you want to go? The path to success rarely follows a linear path; it is full of bumps and curves. Your path needs “course correction” to survive the unexpected that pops up. Do you have a plan for your course correction? Is your dream something that you are passionate enough to get through it?
If you can’t answer yes to these questions reach out to your coach. The two of you can sit down and come up with your game plan and how to adjust for those “course corrections.”