"True Grit" – Do You Have It?

True grit is about tenacity, resourcefulness and resilience, wrought from failure upon failure and regardless rebounding with well above average results.

Most folks hear the term and think of John Wayne and his famous role in the movie.  

 Angela Duckworth, a psychology professor at Penn, attributes “grit” in Seattle Seahawks Coach Carroll’s case as the culture he created about himself. She says ” Pete has very deliberately created a culture that encourages passion and perseverance — the two components of grit.”

Duckworth views ” Carroll as an authoritative parent: warm but demanding, unconditionally supportive,but with high expectations.”

Carroll’s book Win Forever was more about the process than the victories at USC. He “–demanded the work from his players and staff then he supported their follow through.”

Matt Garrett, the AD at USC, said  “Did you know that everyone  said he couldn’t coach in the NFL.”  He brought in musicians, and  a myriad of folks like Jon Gruden, Will Ferrell, Bill Russell an even spoke with Bill Clinton to give a total picture for team motivation. . It was striving for, not against something. Garrett found a name for it “grit.”

What’s Next?

Napoleon Hill  said:  “You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.”  So I encourage you to join with us in capitalizing upon your opportunity by following a process as Pete Carroll advocates.  One sure way can be found here–click now.

8 thoughts on “"True Grit" – Do You Have It?”

    1. Thanks Sheena. Perseverance is the key along with desire as you often point out. Thanks for your welcome input.

  1. Interesting information on Pete Carroll. You would never know he was once considered an individual who could not coach in the NFL. Amazing what you can do when you set your mind to it.

    Thanks for sharing.

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