June 6, 2017

By Halelly Azullay

I have a confession to make.

I have a terrible case of ‘writer’s block’. Like, All. The. Time.

Which is pretty inconvenient considering I’m an author and a blogger, ya know?

In fact, writing this blog post was soooo slow coming, soooo hard for me, and I almost quit. I always almost quit. But, I almost never quit. And even when I have a stumble, I shake it off and keep moving forward.

Why? Because I’ve committed to blogging. Consistently publishing free content to help readers like you is an important goal that I feel passionate about pursuing, despite these challenges. So I push through the discomfort and just do it.

I guess you could say I’m gritty about it.

In what areas of your work and life do you feel gritty? And where could you benefit from becoming even grittier?

You know how they say that you become the average of the people you surround yourself with, so choose your friends carefully? Well, I’m a better person for being able to call Caroline Adams Miller a friend. A Positive Psychology expert, executive coach, and bestselling author, Caroline is a woman of many accomplishments and accolades, most recent of which is the release last week of another great book titled Getting Grit: the Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose.

[Caroline herself is personally a super-gritty role model and a prolific writer of several books along with blogs and articles. I want you to go and grab a copy of this book (and her others), and also listen to her amazing episode on my podcast.

But this blog post is not about Caroline. It’s about developing this quality of grit. Because let’s face it – we all have some, and we all need more.]

Grit is so important to goal accomplishment and success that I decided to share some golden nuggets of wisdom from both the book and the podcast right here in this post, to get you started. In this blog post, I’ll share some of Caroline’s thoughts and ideas on what is grit, specifically her concept of authentic grit, why we need to cultivate more grit in our culture, the good and bad types of grit, and how to grow your grit by adding the ingredients required for grit according to Caroline’s ‘grit recipe’.

So let’s start with the why…

To continue reading, click here to go to the TalentGrow blog.

Caroline Adams Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal-setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. Caroline is the author of eight books, including Positively CarolineMy Name is Caroline,  Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit. Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goal-setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.  Her new book, Big Goals, is anticipated for release in the fall of 2024.  Caroline has been featured in BBC World NewsThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News &World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.  She is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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