Well now is not the time to backslide into the same habits that got you into the mess you are in. Some of us lack grit. Angela Lee Duckworth defines “grit” as sticking with your future day in, day out and not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years. As I kid I did not know it at the time but I got the chance to witness grit in action. One of the first accounts of grit displayed in my life was from my father. Early on my father was laid off from work. He worked a high paying job and at no fault of his own all of a sudden he no longer had the income that he once had. As a child of course I did not understand economics or what was really going on, but I as a child I was frighten that we would be homeless or worse. Of course my mother had a job and my father started three or four different businesses to make ends meet. We continued to say in our house, the utilities were paid, and of course there were still Christmas gifts for the family. This is just one of many examples of father showing grit. He probably did not know it but he was showing me how to be a man.
Whoever said life was supposed to be easy?
Some believe that when you become a Christian that life is supposed to be easy
Some belief that when you get married, some things in life are supposed to get easy
Some folks believe that when you join a gym your fitness journey is supposed to be easy
Well I am here to tell you that life is not easy. In life I believe you have to pick your hard. Being overweight and weak is hard and being fit and strong is hard. – Pick your hard.