Grit: The Courage to Continue



Success is not final, failure is not fatal:
it is the courage to continue that counts.
– Winston Churchill

Kathmandu, Nepal

Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.
– John Ortberg

Charikar, Afghanistan
Johnstown, PA, USA

Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term for rugged persistence.
It is an often invisible display of endurance that lets
you stay in an uncomfortable place, work hard to improve
upon a given interest and do it again and again.
– Sarah Lewis, PhD

Calcutta, India
Afghan Border, Peshawar, Pakistan

Childhood doesn’t have to be perfect, and children don’t
have to be beautiful. From a bit of grit may grow a pearl,
and if pearl production doesn’t materialize, the outcome will
still be preferable to the shallowness of vanity.

– Laurie Graham

Java, Indonesia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Porbandar, Gujarat, India

Heroes are never perfect, but they’re brave, they’re authentic,
they’re courageous, determined, discreet, and they’ve got grit.
-Wade Davis

Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Grit is sticking with your future day in,
day out and not just for the week,
not just for the month, but for years.
– Angela Lee Duckworth, PhD

Angkor Wat, Cambodia