Sunday, October 31, 2021

The Grind Part 3... It’s a Marathon not a Sprint


The grind is repetitive and at times even relentless. To grind it out, we need to be ready to push through the mundane. Sometimes we need to retread over some of the same ground hundreds if not thousands of times without giving up, giving out or giving in. Similar to the way wind and water can erode a stream into a massive canyon over many years, the steady flow of repetitive action can slowly chip away obstacles and barriers that may be holding us back from success. Simply put: When it comes to successfully managing the grind, the old adage is true: “Slow and steady wins the race”

Think about how the following qualities can help us all to keep grinding it out day by day, pushing forward and upward without giving up or giving in:

  • Perseverance - persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success

  • Endurance - the ability to withstand hardship or adversity

  • Resilience - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness.

  • Grit - Sustained effort combined with the passion for a particular long-term goal 

Question for reflection: How can I increase these qualities in my life so that I can successfully manage the grind”

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