Motivation is an interesting field these days. There is so much of the same things being said by people who mean well and I appreciate all of it. I am not infallible in this regard either because I voice my own motivations as well. I believe however finding quotes that speak to you as a person is extremely helpful with keeping yourself on the right path and cautiously optimistic. Grit quotes are some of my favorite quotes to read on a daily basis. Here are a few you can really lean into when you need that extra motivation.

“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!” Michael Jordan

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Grit Quotes That Get You Off The Couch

“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!” Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is famous for his grit quotes. Quitting is a habit that you do not want to adopt, quitting feels good because it allows you to go right back to your comfort zone. Resist the urge to quit by knowing why you are doing what you are doing in the first place!

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” John C. Maxwell

You can think about the things you want in this life, that's great! However, those dreams do not come into reality but just sitting there doing nothing about it. Get up and start working towards your goals and dreams today!

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."by T.S. Eliot

You have to be willing to be vulnerable in order to truly find where you can go or who you can be in this world. You will never know your limits unless you push them every single day.

"Grit is that extra something that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality. " Travis Bradberry

Grit is the ability to dig deep and lean into resistance with the aim of blasting through those hardships and striving to achieve your goals. It is the constant pursuit of your ultimate self.

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"Grit is a measurement of sandpaper and determination. In both cases it defines an ability to change surroundings, and not be changed. " Mike Loomis

Your level of grit will determine how much change you bring to your our surroundings. You have the ability within you to change your own life, as well as other peoples lives.

"Grit is not synonymous with hard work. It involves a certain single-mindedness. An ungritty prison inmate will mount a daring new escape attempt every month, but a gritty prison inmate will tunnel his way out one spoonful of concrete at a time. Grit." Chip Heath

Have your main objective in mind at all times. Do not quit on one path because you meet some resistance. It is okay to grind through the tough parts of all situations. You need to be willing to apply grit to your life in order to come out the other side and conquer all of your goals and dreams!

"The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph." George Washington

The challenges we face in our lives will test us at every turn. However, it is the hardest challenges we face the show who we really are. The harder and more challenging the things we face the more satisfying the victory over them will be.

“I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t fail … a lot. The good, the bad, it’s all part of the success equation.” Mark Cuban

Failure is inevitable at some point for everyone. You will fail at something in your life. It is the response to the failure that matters most. It is having the grit to get back up and get back to work that truly defines and manifests success. You can be cautiously optimistic knowing that failure is a part of the game. 

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Jesse Owens

This is more of the same but it is from one of the best athletes to ever compete in track and field. He knows what it is like to face real racism, death threats, constant doubt, and had to apply real grit. Winning gold medals in Nazi Germany.

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” Dan Gable

One of my favorite grit quotes is from one of the best wrestlers and wrestling coaches of all time. The rewards we receive in life are made of everything you have put into it. The object at the end is great but it is the journey, and challenges and little victories along the way that matter more than anything!

Habit Stacker = Freedom

Grit is a trait of successful people. It is almost universal. If you talk to someone who has obtained a level of success you will realize that they have something about them that is different. They have overcome challenges, and have worked through tough times in order to get to where they are today. Use these grit quotes and  Habit stacker is going to allow you to stay on task, monitor your ability to gain grit and use it! Its easier to be cautiously optimistic when you know you're making progress daily. 

JJ. Burns

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Strength and conditioning coach with a focus on developing young offensive line athletes. Developing all aspects of athletic performance from the physical to the mental. Helping them develop the habits to get them to the next level.

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