5 Basics to Grit and Perseverance
Have a problem? Use resilience to solve your issue.
These hardships got her down but she showed resilience and great things came to her. She once said that "They let me have those times when I just wanted to cry. But I give myself a dead line and say today is my sad day but when the some comes up tomorrow its done." She finally solved her problem and became an anti-bullying activist and motivational speaker. The answer to the problem was to accept herself and her rare syndrome and her story is a great example of resilience. This shows us that you have to come out of your darkest times to be able to accept your self and when you do you can make an impact and inspire people. Information from people magazine. Read more about her in the hyperlink down below.
The Road to Courage
In 1956 Nelson Mandela was arrested and charged with treason. Later Mandela was let out of prison in 1961 and he continued to persevere. His life was very hard and he nothing came easy to him when he was trying to help with racial segregation. Mandela didn't yield or give up his beliefs when he got arrested. Although he just got let out of prison not long after he got put back in in 1963 for treason. Finally when he got out of jail he made a long speech and was able to affirm his commitment to the ideals of democracy. He was in jail for 27 years and as you can imagine, this was a huge triumph. Mandela raised awareness for the cause and made a huge impact on the world. This shows, that if you persevere and show resilience, you will make an impact on the world. Information from biography.com
A Long Walk to Excellence over Perfection
On the other hand, Nya was more looking for perfection. An important thing that you should know is that Nya was safe from the war. She did have to walk 8 hours to get water but she didn't have to walk through dangerous settings like Salva. There soon was a water well built right in her village so she no longer had to walk a long way to get water. This shows how she wanted things to go her way and everything to be perfect. Although most people don't have to walk 8 hours or have to walk through a war, this lesson is still relevant. Even if your problem might be smaller then someone else's problem you still have to be showing excellence over perfection because then you will come to a greater triumph. Book evidence from "A Long Walk to Water"
Conscientiousness? Here is how to show it
How do I do it?
Being organized and efficient is hard to do sometimes but when you have to get something done it is important not to get side tracked and focus on your task. You must stay in it and not try to do other things.
How does it lead me to my goal?
Being conscientious leads you to your goal because if you are being efficient, your work will be done properly leading you to your goal and then your triumph will be bigger and better. These questions define for you what it means o be conscientious and how it leads you to your goal.
What are the characteristics of conscientiousness?
Like mentioned before, it is very important to be able to show efficiency and organization. If these characteristics aren't showed, it might be harder to reach your goal. Also there could be more road blocks in your way because you might forget important things to do.
How a cause effected Martin Luther King
MLK's goal was to get equal rights and he finally achieved his goal. The king ended legal segregation, also the creation of the Civil Rights Act was formed in 1964. He also created the Voting Rights act on 1965. This was not easy to achieve. MLK had to go through rows upon rows of policemen with guns and teargas when he was marching. When he was marching he and the people marching with him got hurt by the whips and tear gas but that didn't stop them from reaching freedom. This shows how having long term goals is very important, and if you don't have that characteristic of grit, your effect on a cause wont happen as well as you might of hoped. Information from biography.com