Whole Parenting Family

grits? or grit?

Anthony dishes (haha) all about grits and grit. Grit is “courage and resolve” or “strength of character.”

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Today’s episode is all about perseverance, grit, and endurance. Basically all things that are tough for me but Anthony has already habituated. I read a book about grit and tracking how it affects people years ago and a few things stuck out to me.

// grit is a greater indication of long-term happiness in life than socio-economic status, family of origin, or IQ

// grit is learnable! and you can always try again to keep developing it. It’s an ongoing formation

My big comfort in all this discussion is that we can begin again, we can change! We have neuroplasticity meaning our brain can adapt and change! So I provide a little checklist toward the end of the episode of how to have more grit in all these areas of our lives: emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally, and relationally. Anthony reminds us that asking for grace is probably the best place to start.

How’s your grit?


  1. Keren Ruth Morin on October 14, 2020 at 10:11 am

    what is the book referenced for grit?