Show 128 From Grit to Resilience

Our need for symptom relief and safety sometime overrides our ability to connect to solutions or treatment. Maybe it isn’t necessarily about grit but resilience. For us, our symptoms is that irritation that there is a problem. Symptoms will keep bugging us until we do something.

Grit can be used as a weapon. We might have a stronger one. Resilience.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Angeles Duckworth's book Grit, the Power of Passion and Perseverance. You can take the Grit Scale - how do you measure what you have on her site.

Coursera has a free course on What is Grit, Why Do Gritty People Succeed, and How Can You Develop Your Grit. You can get a better understanding of the psychological/character related meaning of the term.

James Clear has a lengthy post on grit in terms of mental toughness.

Greater Good Magazine - What's Wrong with Grit? It not a cure and maybe if you are hurt bad it can do more harm than good.

Character Lab page on what is (academic/success) grit and how it is a part of the overall human make up of the term character.

American Psychological Association page on The Road to Resilience.

Mayo Clinic on Resilience: Build skills to endure hardship

Psychology Today post by Brad Waters on 10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People. Number 7 is very important.


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