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GRIT: THE SURPRISING SECRET TO HAPPINESS

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In the immortal words of Mike Tyson, “Everybody has a plan until you get punched in the face!” Disappointment truly hurts. And don’t disappointments have a physical affect on you? You bet they do. They sure don’t make you happy. But what does make you happy is the ability to rise strong and press on. That’s what grit is. Grit Is: * sweat, not swagger, * character, not charisma, * perseverance, passion and pluck. And grit plays a surprising role in happiness. Linda Thaler and Robin Koval in Grit to Great bring grit to a whole new level of greatness. The Greatness Of Grit Grit is described as: * the result of a hard fought struggle. * a willingness to…

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17 COURAGEOUS STATEMENTS YOU NEED TO HEAR

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Courage is a curious thing. Those who appear to have courage wish they didn’t because it means they’ve had to face something that nearly scared the life out of them. They’ve come through hell. Or maybe they’re still on the journey. Got Courage? Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave enough to face tough times. Courage is what you learn as you go through tough times. Its a badge people wish they didn’t have to wear. Courage isn’t always welcomed but it is always needed. Here’s to my many friends courageously facing cancer, the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, dismissal from a job, the darkness of depression, the desire to…

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