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.

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  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.)!

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  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!

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    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 🙂

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    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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