I’m not a football fan; I barely understand the game. But I do know grit when I see it.
This holiday has given me time to watch a football game on TV with my family.
When I see what those players do for their team, I cringe, but I’m also in awe.
When one big fellow was flattened and remained flattened for a while, I wondered what might be going through the heads of people who loved him.
I wondered– does he have to explain why he subjects himself to such pain and danger?
Why would he do this? The answer seems pretty clear.
There has to be great joy in using your strength and athleticism and grace.
What joy there must be in training, maintaining discipline, and challenging your strengths of character and body!
Sometimes people writing dissertations are faced with questions from others. We all have made choices that other people may not understand. Why do you keep doing this? Why do you keep at it?
It can be hard to explain.
Remind yourself why this dissertation, this degree, means so much to you. That reminder may be the fresh air you need to keep going.
Choosing to write a dissertation takes courage and determination and perseverance—
That’s grit! I know it when I see it.
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