September 29 - Grit

I’ve been listening to Angela Duckworth’s book “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”. I have been really interested in how this topic can really affect my life. From this book, I’ve realized that I am not sure what my passion is right now. She spends a few chapters talking about how sustained passion can lead to perseverance and grit. She treats goals like a bulls-eye. The outer most ring is the day-to-day goals or tasks, the subsequent inner goals are larger goals that are getting us towards our bulls-eye goal/passion, the mission that we are working towards.

Trying to analyze what I might be passionate about, i started looking at what traits/characteristics I was “good” at. I reached out on Facebook, and asked my friends what they thought about me. Interestingly, most people came back with things that I felt were more intrinsic, like “charming”, “cheerful”, or “compassionate”. A few things that were mentioned that I found interesting were Community Builder and Organized. I know that I enjoy event planning and organization. I also enjoy picking up and helping with a wide variety of activities. I love bringing people together and making experiences happen. I guess now I need to figure out how to make this a part of my life and better the world with event planning.