“Is the window of your soul open for fresh air and the sunshine of Truth to come in, or is it closed and shuttered by mental laziness or the emotional congestion we call prejudice? None of us know how many things we have missed through being self-satisfied and cocksure. No one can be considered really intelligent who does not have a readiness to examine new ideas with an open mind.” ~Emmet Fox
I had it all wrong. (That is starting to be a theme in my year of self- examination…). I used to think that grit was just one thing and that someone with grit had only that to rely on. Like I said, I had it all wrong.
I have to come to realize that real grit is only something that you can observe over a long time of perseverance. It is watching a (or being the) person push a boulder (sometimes metaphorically, other times not) uphill without giving up as it slides with full force back on their shoulders over and over again. It’s watching that happen when it’s raining, and when the sun is shining and when it “wasn’t supposed to be like this”. I thought this was something done only by the unshaken; that people like that never tired, or gave up faith or had any doubt that…
Being positive is a term that represents the action of infusing positivity into a person’s life. Life is full of its turbulent times, times of disaster, and times in which a person may be experiencing overwhelming circumstances, and defeat, in what may seem to be a downward spiral. Being positive is the key to overcoming these perplexing circumstances. Not only will thinking and being positive help you emotionally, and mentally, but it will also help your physical health as well. Being positive will ultimately help decrease a person’s stress levels because those who succumb to the bad things that happen in their lives tend to think more negatively and also act more negatively as well, and ultimately have poorer health than those who choose to think and be positive. Being positive isn’t just a way of thinking, being positive is a lifestyle choice that one must continually and objectively choose to make. Being positive may mean making some very difficult choices instead of taking the path of least resistance in life, but is also most times infinitely rewarding.