Discover what it takes to GO when the mind and body say NO!
If you want something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.
Mark Your Calendar
The 5th annual Got Grit 5K and One Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday May 10th, 2014
Visit our Race Page for more information on the Got Grit 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run.
Welcome to our website. Be sure to visit us on a regular basis. This site will be updated on the 15th of each month. We will keep you updated on “Got Grit?” presentations, new books, great links, the latest news on gritty individuals, inductees into my Grit Hall of Fame, and monthly inspirational/motivational messages for people of all ages.
At www.gotgrit.org we strongly believe that a person’s grit (hard work, determination, perseverance, self-discipline) combined with good social skills, is a better predictor of future success than IQ, standardized test scores, and grade point averages.
G: Getting along with others. President Theodore Roosevelt said, “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” Soft skills (social skills) are more important than hard skills.
R: Responsibility. Marvin Marshall, educator and discipline expert, tells us, “Responsible people are happy people. Happy people are responsible people.” Adults and children need to be responsible in these areas:
1) The body (exercise, sleep, good nutrition, spirituality)
2) Learning (having a ‘growth-mindset’)
3) The family (doing their fair share helping/supporting family members)
4) The community (environmental issues, recycling, volunteering, voting)
I: Integrity: Notice that the word grit is hidden in the word integrity. It takes grit to have integrity! It isn’t always easy doing the right thing.
T: Tenacity. This involves perseverance, not giving up, not using excuses, overcoming adversities, self-discipline, determination, and optimism.