Five Minute Friday: Grit

I have decided to take part in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by The Gypsy Mama. For this Challenge we:

  1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
  2. Link back to The Gypsy Mama’s blog . (And don’t forget to invite others to join in the challenge – will you join me?)
  3. Visit the other person who linked up before you and encourage them.

This week’s prompt is: Grit

Grit. Determination. Never give up.

These are the characteristics to have when you want to achieve a dream, a goal that you have in your life. Never giving up means that you do not accept that your dream is impossible; it means that you accept the obstacles that come your way and work out how to overcome them; it means that you see the impediments to your goal as just another way to reach whatever it is you want to achieve.

The reward for grit is satisfaction: satisfaction in a dream realised and an objective attained. The determination you have in reaching your goal, no matter is it takes years, brings to you an inner contentment at a job well achieved. Surely that is reward enough for the motivation you carry within you, the old-fashioned grit, that is continually challenged in our daily lives.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

22 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Grit

    1. Thank you. Thinking on the post afterwards, I thought to add that often it is my faith in God and the knowledge that He is there to help me, that gives me the determination to continue striving.


  1. Well done Colline! Obstacles along the way of achieving any goal should be met with excitement and appreciation….they let us know we’re on the right road.

    *And I should point out that grits are delicious, and True Grit is a wonderful film (Both the original as well as the Coen Bros remake.)!


  2. I tried to write at this blog, but ended up subscribing and linking my blog to the site, although that was not my intention, I guess this is fine. I was looking forward to the writing exercise as I love to write and the topic is inspirational and positive. Did anyone else experience this? I do love the Gypsy Mama’s site and graphically speaking, it is beautiful. Loved looking at the photos as well – also love photography! I could have read other writers writing all day! Also another love of mine – reading!


    1. Once you have written your blog post on your blog, you then paste the URLin her linky tool – the link can be found after all the other people’s entries. Hope this helps 🙂


    1. Thank you – on reflection there would be a whole lot more to write. Writing within the time frame, however, helps us to know what is there on the surface of our brain 🙂


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