Got grit? By grit, I mean the stubborn refusal to quit: the mindset—the mental fortitude to navigate even the most challenging circumstances.
The truth is that the discipline and attitude we bring into each day are critical—they determine our ability to succeed in our endeavors, resilience in the face of adversity, and even play a key role in our mental health.
So, what exactly is grit? It’s a unique blend of passion and perseverance. Below are eighteen quotes illustrating the path to being gritty.
18 Quotes Exploring Grit
Quote 1: At its core, the idea of purpose is the idea that what we do matters to people other than ourselves. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 2: Purpose is the reason you journey. Passion is the fire that lights the way. – Anonymous
Quote 3: Passion begins with intrinsically enjoying what you do. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 4: Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 5: As much as talent counts, effort counts twice. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 6: Without effort, your skill is nothing more than what you could have done but didn’t. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 7: The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is: I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be outworked, period. You might have more talent than me. You might be smarter than me. You might be more attractive than me. You might be all of those things; you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on a treadmill together, there are two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple. – Inspired by Will Smith
Quote 8: It was passion and perseverance that made high achievers special. In a word, they had grit. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 9: It soon became clear that doing one thing better and better might be more satisfying than staying an amateur at many different things. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 10: Life is more about consistency than about intensity. Intensity steals the limelight. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 11: 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. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 12: Grit is having the courage to push through, no matter what the obstacles are, because it’s worth it. – Chris Morris
Quote 13: To be gritty is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. To be gritty is to hold fast to an interesting and purposeful goal. To be gritty is to invest, day after week after year, in challenging practice. To be gritty is to fall down seven times and rise eight. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 14: Grit is choosing to hang on when you desperately want to let go. – Anonymous
Quote 15: Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you thought you could not. – Rikki Rogers
Quote 16: True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done. No moral man can have peace of mind if he leaves undone what he knows he should have done. – John Wayne
Quote 17: Use mistakes and problems as opportunities to get better — not reasons to quit. – Angela Duckworth
Quote 18: Grit is about having what researchers call an “ultimate concern,” a goal you care about so much that it organizes and gives meaning to almost everything you do. And grit is holding steadfast to that goal even when you fall down. – Angela Duckworth
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