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The Art of Grit: Growing Your Inner Giant

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

An ant lifting a leaf

So, you're feeling like a little ant in a big world, huh? Well, strap in, because we're about to go on a joy ride from pint-sized to colossal. By the time you're done reading, you'll be ready to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Or, at least, you'll be on your way to growing your inner giant.

You see, Giant, life's all about one word: grit. Grit is that secret sauce, the zing in the zest, the twinkle in the eye of every "ordinary" person who accomplishes extraordinary things. It's the key to transcending our past and reaching our fullest potential. So, how do you get it? Let's dive in.

Imagine you're a seed. Yeah, I know, you're thinking, "But, I'm a human, not a plant." Stay with me, okay? You're a seed, just minding your own business. Then one day, some giant (that would be you), plants you in the dirt. It's dark, it's uncomfortable, and it's totally not what you signed up for. But what do you do? You sprout. You grow. That, my friend, is grit.

In the real world, it looks a lot like J.K. Rowling, who was rejected by twelve publishers before Harry Potter found a home. Or Thomas Edison, who bumbled through 1,000 failed attempts before his light bulb finally shone. Or even the high school drop-out who taught himself to code and created a multi-million dollar tech company.

Their success wasn't due to magic, wizardry, or freak genius. It was grit. Grit kept them going when the naysayers laughed, when the bills piled up, when the world seemed to whisper, "Give up." But they didn't. And neither should you.

As we go through life, we come across a fair share of giants – challenges and obstacles that make us feel small. But remember, it's never about slaying these giants. Rather, it's about growing our own giant within. It's about recognizing those parts of us that feel small, that feel stuck in the past, and saying, "Not today, buddy. Today, we grow."

Your inner giant isn't about becoming someone else. It's about unbecoming anything that isn't truly you. It's about shedding the layers of doubt, fear, and self-limitation that we've piled on over the years. It's about standing tall in our own right, saying, "I am enough, and I am capable of greatness."

So, the next time you're feeling pint-sized, remember your grit. Remember your inner giant. And most importantly, remember to grow. Because you, my friend, were born to be colossal.

This article was created in collaboration with AI.

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Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas
May 31, 2023

well put..... This helped me out of a whole today

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