The GRIT Force

The GRIT Force

Getting down and gritty. What is Grit? Since researcher Angela Duckworth has made it her life’s work to study Grit, we’ll let her tell you.  Her website says: “Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals. One way to think about Grit is to consider what Grit isn’t.  Grit isn’t talent. Grit isn’t luck. Grit isn’t how intensely, for the moment, you want something.  Instead, Grit is about having what some researchers call an “ultimate concern”–a goal you care about so much that it organizes and gives meaning to almost everything you do. And Grit is holding steadfast to that goal. Even when you fall down. Even when you screw up. Even when progress toward that goal is halting or slow.  Talent and luck matter to success. But talent and luck are no guarantee of Grit. And in the very long run, I think Grit may matter as least as much, if not more.” Duckworth’s research has shown that Grit likely has more to do with success than luck, talent, or opportunity.  The good news is - YES!  Let’s get Gritty!  The bad news is - no more excuses 😉 Have we ever said to ourselves… I suck at pushups. I’m not good at sales. I’m not a creative person. I’ll never take that trip. I’m stuck in this role. Getting Gritty helps us change this kind of thinking and choose something very different for ourselves. Build “GRIT Force” Muscle. Lacking Grit?  The good news is Duckworth believes everyone can get Grittier.   Here are our 4 favourite Grit-Builders: A single focus. What do we want? Let’s go get it.  People with their eye...
The Take-Back Smackdown

The Take-Back Smackdown

We’re taking it back and changing our thinking. We’ve talked about damaging ideals, dieting obsessions, and the way the industry wants us to measure and weigh ourselves like meat at the deli counter. What’s the big thing you’re taking back?  In what ways are you letting go of the BS? What if we stopped telling ourselves, “I’ll be happy when…”? What would life be like if we stopped comparing from a place of discouragement, and started believing, aspiring and striving? We’ve all caught ourselves having internal dialogue… “Once I: drop ten pounds have ripped abs fit into those jeans sail through burpees quit my job buy that car… I’ll be happy. I’ll be who I want to be.” There’s nothing wrong with these aspirations.  Maybe you’ll legit feel killer fitting into those badass jeans; maybe sailing around in those fancy new wheels will bring hours of road-trip pleasure. What we need to take back is the idea that we are somehow “less than” NOW. Just because we want to evolve, it doesn’t mean that we currently suck. Am I right?  Changing our thinking isn’t easy, but Revvers have superpowers.  Let’s go back to the GET Force, shall we? We don’t HAVE to drag our heels on the long road to where we want to be.  Let’s remind ourselves every day: I GET to be STRONG ENOUGH to be on this fitness journey. I GET to experience these personal challenges, and test my resolve.  I GET to aspire to all kinds of things, and today, I GET to feel good knowing that I am one superstar badass Rebel who’s driven and...