Are you ever tempted to give up? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling worn-out recently. I try not to whine, because my life is really, really good. I love my husband, my kids, my friends, and how I spend my time and energy. I often feel, however, like I’m going about 95 miles per hour all the time, and a pace like that is hard to keep up. Sometimes I just want to quit. Usually, though, after a good heart-to-heart with my husband, it turns out that what I need is an attitude adjustment. That, and encouragement to stay the course.
Today I got an extra boost by way of this article in the Boston Globe titled “The Truth About Grit”. Life really does take grit, and the Good Things tend to require a lot of it. But if hard work and stick-to-itiveness really do play such an important role in success, I think I just had a new burst of energy. Let’s hear it for hanging in there.