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The Dark Side Of Grit

When to endure

Do not endure from a place of suffering. Toxicity is never yours to carry.

Endure from a place of strength and power. Endure from a place of love, and desire, and attraction.

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Key Ideas

Grit and success

Grit is the ability to continue despite setbacks. It is about facing difficulties and navigating obstacles. It's taking ownership.

The problem is that we can push ourselves too far and allow toxicity to build.

Enduring when we shouldn't

When we endure more than we have to, we can become blind to the fact that it does not have to be that difficult. We just keep going.

There is pride in grit. But there is no pride in enduring for the sake of enduring.

When to endure

Do not endure from a place of suffering. Toxicity is never yours to carry.

Endure from a place of strength and power. Endure from a place of love, and desire, and attraction.

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Diffusing difficult situations
Diffusing difficult situations
  • Avoiding challenging conversations allows room for assumptions and continuing negative behavior.
  • Meet with the person to understand their concerns.
  • Listen
Your attitude is crucial
Regardless of whether you are right or wrong, your attitude will determine the outcome of any contentious experience. It’s incredibly important to have a peaceful state of mind before entering into a potential conflict situation.
Choose your words wisely
  • Stay away from starting sentences with “you." 
  • Hear the other person out first. Don’t apologize, but acknowledge that there is a problem. 
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