Grit and Consistency



I really didn’t feel like running today, but it was only five miles. After a good half hour of procrastinating, off I went. Thumbing through my podcasts, I happened upon “Waiting for Superheroes” podcast.  This episode happened to be a TED talk, by Angela Lee Duckworth,  on the theory of “Grit” as a predictor of success.


Even though I don’t have any big epic goals right at hand-running wise, that is, it’s still important to get out there and run. Consistency.

Which is why I was so interested, at minute three into her TED talk, Angela said:

Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Do you have grit?  Do you have a race next summer or spring that seems a very long way off?  Are you thinking of ways to be successful at that race now?



One thought on “Grit and Consistency

  1. Alli

    Nice post, Kimba. A good reminder of how important it is to plan for the future- and to stick with that plan over the long winter months.


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