Beyond the Waves: Perseverance & Surfing

“I don’t need easy; I just need possible.” – Bethany Hamilton If it’s development of grit and perseverance you’re after, make surfing your passion. The act of surfing requires a lot of effort before a potential payoff. There is a lot of energy expended and many instances of disappointment. Surfers somehow must figure out how to return to their boards despite sometimes devastating wipeouts. Through the power of the ocean and its persistent waves, grit can be developed and then honed over time. Grit is the ability to persevere long-term, staying motivated on our goals over months or years despite obstacles in our path. “Grit comes from being undeterred. People with grit just focus. They know w

The Key to Success: Just Keep Going

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Defined as the “firm or obstinate continuance of a course of action in despite of difficulty or opposition,” the principle of perseverance is one of, if not the, most critical factors of success in life. It helps to start with examining our expectations about how the journey to success generally goes. While we can always point to exceptions here and there, there’s generally no way around it: Success at anything is going to take repeated effort. And sometimes those efforts must happen when the wind and spit and dirt is in your

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