Ever since I found out about The Daily Prompt, I’ve checked it intermittently to see which words would resonate with and inspire me. For the longest while the Prompt only functioned as a ‘word of the day’ thesaurus type application as although the words would often jump out at me, they never inspired me to write.
That is until ‘grit.’ ‘Grit’ resonated with me hard today. As well as being small loose particles of stone and sand, to have grit is to have courage and resolve; it is to have strength of character; it is to be brave.
To say I needed reminding of my own grit today is an understatement. For the last few weeks life has been doing that thing it likes to do from time to time of piling all the crap on top of you it can without actually killing you off or rewarding you for persevering. Hence the weight gain, bad moods and general lack of will to do anything. Thanks life. So to say I’m writing this while emotionally and physically and mentally drained is an understatement.
But here’s a truth I’ve just in this moment come to grips with; to conquer life, you’re going to need a lot of grit. You’re going to have to sometimes just grit your teeth and keep on going even in the toughest moments, because no matter how long the climb, every mountain has it’s peak. You just have to keep moving until you reach it.
We’ve all got the strength and fortitude we need to keep going, we sometimes just have to dig deeper and deeper until we find another store of that energy. It’s hard to keep going sometimes but the end result is worth it. I know it and you know it.
“I can’t stop, that’s why I’m hot
Determination, dedication, motivation
I’m talking to you of my many inspirations
When I say I can’t let you or self down”
(Thank you J. Ivy)
My grit comes from the fact that I can’t let you or myself down, not again, so I keep going. You have to keep going too; just think, where do you find your grit?
Go on, hop in a hot shower and think about it.
The Extroverted Introvert