The Primary Determinant To Achievement For Kids and Adults
Why Do Some Kids and Adults Excel In School and Competition While Others Struggle To Make Things Happen?
Grit, Mental Toughness and Martial Arts
Psychologist Angela Duckworth who literally wrote the book on Grit found that the primary reason people are high achievers in any area was directly related to their level of grit.
What Is Grit?
“Grit is passion and perseverance for very long term goals.
Grit is having stamina.
Grit is sticking with your future day in, day out not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years and working really hard to make that future a reality.
Grit is living life like a marathon, not like a sprint.” Angela Duckwork PhD
Grit means taking a long term perspective and work hard over time to achieve more than you could have achieved in any other way.
One of the principal benefits of training Jiu Jitsu for both kids and adults is through developing mental toughness and grit.
This happens as we face and overcome challenge after challenge, day after day on the mats.
We overcome these obstacles and improve, moving closer to our goals each day and showing us that we can do more than we believed was possible.
This never happens when you quit because you don’t put in enough time to become good, let alone great.This often just leads to ever-increasing stress and frustration with the feeling that you’re just not able to really get to the next level.
This one characteristic, grit, allows you to accomplish more in anything you do on or off the mats.
Texarkana Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for everyone age 4 through adult men and women. No experience necessary!