“What separates grit from strength, is that grit considers the future. Grit is very much about the long play, what are you trying to do with your life, what is your purpose. Sometimes you have to change tactics to stay on target based on that understanding of your broader or subordinate goal.”
-Angela Duckworth, author
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
When you decide to go inside, to start with yourself, to unpack the root cause, it takes grit.
There's a misconception that seeking help is a sign of weakness. It’s quite the opposite actually. To face your problems head on is the true definition of courage. So for any of you who are working on yourself, going down a path, embarking on the most uncomfortable journey and sticking with it, then sleep well knowing that you don’t just have courage but you have grit.
It takes more than just showing up, it takes showing up consistently. It takes knowing WHY you show up. And it takes resilience, because life doesn’t make it easy to always show up.
Real, sustainable change is exhausting, grueling, uncomfortable, and a lot of hard work. It makes sense why sometimes we decide to stay stuck. But when we decide to move forward with grit, we prove to ourselves that change is possible and we reap the rewards.
So if you think that going to therapy, addressing conflicts, asking for help, admitting you were wrong are signs of weakness, then think again. Some of the scariest things we do in life are being honest with ourselves and seeking the truth… this can be painful and uncomfortable, and it takes pure grit to keep moving forward. We all have to start somewhere and showing up is the hardest part.
So if you’re ready to start showing up and start moving forward, we are here to help! We get that you’re busy so our classes are designed to be efficient and convenient. With online classes you don’t have to get ready, find parking, and navigate through social pleasantries. You log on and have the option to just log off at the end of the hour (or before). And we send you the recording of the class if you missed all or part of it… or if you want to do it again! You show up when it works for you.
Invest an hour or two a week with us if you are ready for change, if you want to sleep better, clear the chatter from your mind, accept yourself for who you are, and start showing up.
To start a new routine takes courage, to keep showing up takes grit. See you in class.
Ming-Wai + Ming-Cee