The past five months have been a real challenge. Some days I don’t even know who I am because constant pain has taken over my life. But I keep showing up day after day. I keep trying to fulfill my responsibilities to the other people in my life. I keep trying to make it through each day with as much grace and as little whining as possible. That is what grit really is, and it is what the people in these photos represent. They really are an inspiration. If they can do it, so can I.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal:
it is the courage to continue that counts.
– Winston Churchill
Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.
– John Ortberg
Johnstown, PA, USA
Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term for rugged persistence.
It is an often invisible display of endurance that lets
you stay in an uncomfortable place, work hard to improve
upon a given interest and do it again and again.
– Sarah Lewis, PhD
Afghan Border, Peshawar, Pakistan
Childhood doesn’t have to be perfect, and children don’t
have to be beautiful. From a bit of grit may grow a pearl,
and if pearl production doesn’t materialize, the outcome will
still be preferable to the shallowness of vanity.
– Laurie Graham
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Porbandar, Gujarat, India
Heroes are never perfect, but they’re brave, they’re authentic,
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