What Gritty Kids Do


By Jim & Caleb Grant

What is COURAGE? Grit is courage.  Gritty kids are bold for others. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. ~Nelson Mondela

What is TENACITY? Gritty kids finish what they start.  Tenacity is the ability to hang on when letting go appears most attractive.

What is HARD WORK? Gritty kids work hard at whatever they do.  Nothing will work unless you do.Maya Angelou

What is OPTIMISM? Gritty kids believe in the power of their efforts.  Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. ~Helen Keller

What is RESILIENCE? Gritty kids bounce back.  However long the night, the dawn will break. ~African Proverb

What is SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE? Gritty kids are inclusive.  Social intelligence is knowing what the person is feeling and acting on it.

What is GRATITUDE?  Gritty kids are grateful for what they have.  The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. ~Zig Ziglar

WHAT IS CONSCIENTIOUSNESS? Gritty kids do the right thing.  Before I live with other folks, I’ve got to live with myself. ~Atticus Finch, in To Kill A Mockingbird

What is PERSEVERENCE? Gritty kids never quit.  I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. ~Abraham Lincoln

What is DELAYED GRATIFICATION? Gritty kids put off having something now for something better later. Good things come to those who wait. ~unknown

What is PERSISTENCE? Gritty kids practice, practice, practice to get better. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas Edison

What is SELF-CONTROL? Gritty kids exercise willpower. I am, indeed, a king because I know how to rule myself.  ~Pietro Aretino

What is OPEN-MINDEDNESS? Gritty kids embrace differences.  Minds are like parachutes – they work better when open. ~Unknown

When GRITTY KIDS work together, they make the world a better place!