The Power of Grit
Merriem-Webster defines “grit” as:
Grit (noun) - a firmness of mind or spirit : unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.
Unyielding courage, a firmness of mind, of spirit. In the face of hardship.
Now if that doesn’t sound like the perfect definition of a person who is working hard to change their relationship with alcohol, then I don’t know what does.
What you’re doing right now takes grit. You are actively displaying real grit, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. And when we’re doing things like being gritty we can’t always see it happening in real time, so let me just tell you right now that if you’re reading this, you’re being real gritty. Well done.
And we like grit, because we know that it’s a marker of a successful person. Talent, education, and money can only get you so far; if you don’t have what it takes to keep going when the going gets tough (aka grit), then you run the risk of never quite reaching those goals.
So what exactly does displaying grit in the context of removing alcohol from our lives look like? Here are three tangible steps we can take to be gritty against booze.