DO YOU HAVE “TRUE GRIT”?

By Carole Martin

Warfighters exemplify true grit for Air Assault
Grit is for cowboys, navy pilots, and “men” of steel. That’s not you – is it?

Have you ever been under pressure –motivated yourself – overcome obstacles ? Then, you have grit.

Have you ever been ready to give up and then had a heart-to-heart talk with yourself and persevered?
That was displaying grit.

Have you ever made an ethical decision that required you to walk-a-way from a sweet deal that you really wanted; like a promotion, or a good grade? That was displaying grit.

You don’t have to have special powers to have “true grit.” Think – determination, tenacity, courage, spirit – this is the stuff that equals grit.

Grit may be one of the key factors to show an employer when you are interviewing for a job. Whether you are able to tell a “story” – give an example, or just show confidence in your demeanor , take the opportunity to display or tell about your grit.

You will immediately elevate yourself as a person who is someone who works well under-pressure, or makes tough decisions.

Someone who does not give up!

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”

― Carl Jung

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