Find Your Grit

“I learned a lesson I’d never forget. The lesson was that, when you have setbacks and failures, you can’t overreact to them.”
~ Angela Duckworth

I’m off to the doctor today. And tomorrow. And Monday. And more after that.

Many different specialists, all with their own opinions.

I know I’m not going to like some of what I hear.

Lyme doctors. Urologists. Immunologists. Opthamologists. Gynecologists.

So, why am I telling you this?

Because, you might not be facing medical challenges but your situation may be similar to mine. You might be living a total crapfest right now. Maybe yours is bad news. Poor results. No support. No money. Failure. Experts telling you it can’t be done. Well-meaning friends and family giving you sympathy and telling you to become resigned to your circumstances.

Don’t believe them.

Dig hard til you find your own truth. Your own strength. Your own answers. Know that it is never over until you reach the end.

Keep walking your road, or find a new road. Rest if you must. But most importantly, hold a vision of what you want in your heart and use your grit to push your way through to a better outcome.

How do you find your grit? Dig your toes in. Push against your circumstances. Keep pushing. Even as you cry and sigh and wonder what the heck you’re doing. Keep looking for answers. For better ways. For alternatives. For new perspectives. Trust that help will come.

Don’t give up on yourself.

Don’t give up on your dreams.

Don’t take it personally if not a single person stands shoulder to shoulder with you right now.

Just keep going.

Because most often that’s how miracles happen. That’s how dreams come true. That’s how everything transforms. That’s how you find the strength to change what can be changed and the grace to accept what will be.

I believe in you. I know that grit and strength is in you. Dig deeper. You’ll find it. And it will transform you when you do.

Sending you so much love and encouragement, Nicole

11 thoughts on “Find Your Grit

  1. Dear Nicole, you are in my thoughts so often! Your post below has brought me a measure of comfort for which I can’t thank you enough. Gritting it out, girlfriend, gritting it out. Peace this night!

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Today when I felt overwhelmed by something at work ( trivial in other words ) I thought of you. What you are going through and what you have overcome. My issues are nothing comparatively.
    You keep going despite it all. You were my guiding light. Thank you for all that you say and do. You’re an inspiration to us all in so many ways.

  3. Your blog’s message appeared just in time for someone who is already hanging by a thin thread.
    Thank you Nicole.
    You are in our hearts and thoughts.
    Sending you hugs, love and strength. Hang on in there.

  4. With all you are going through, my Warrior Princess – you still hold space for us all and send us lessons of strength: through your words and your actions. What a force you are. Sending you love and healing and knowing you are the TRUE Queen of Hearts. xoxoxoxo

  5. Thank you for telling me EXACTLY what I needed to hear just now. How do you always seem to know??!!! Although I feel very angry and frustrated at the moment due to stupid inane s*#ht, and feel like freaking out on someone (someoneS) right now, I know my stuff is small compared to what you are going through. And with such goodness and grace! So. DAMN IT! I will take a deep breath and grit my teeth and try to carry on and put life into perspective. Even though I am pissed off and don’t want to. Love you so much Nicole – thank you! Again and again. I am sending you my love and encouragement too. You are an amazingly bright and sparkly soul and I am so proud of your strength and grace. May you hear better news on all fronts than you are hoping for or expecting. I hope you are embraced and enveloped by the waves of love and healing coming back around to you, that you have given all of us.
    xo
    Kat

  6. Thank you Nicole! Perfect timing for me, just what I needed to read. Gotta keep the faith.
    And a big thank you for thinking of us during this time.
    Thinking of you. xx

  7. Oh how I truly understand this. I’ve been suffering with severe back and wrist pain. I fell at work in 2008, it took workers compensation 4 years to approve my fusion and lamonectomy, the nerves were compressed for so long I can’t feel my feet. Then I was in 3 car accidents in 33 days injuring my hip shoulder and neck. After the fusion I was diagnosed with staphylococcus A was re hospitalized and operated on to remove the pus filled mass on my spine, 6 weeks of IV infusion 3 x daily finished in September …. then developed Rheumatoid Arthritis . My hands drop everything and the a.m. Pain is unreal. I have an amazing pain management dr I see monthly. So I’m pretty fed up as well. I now need bilateral hip replacement surgery I went for 3 consultations so the first one is 11/11 @ 11:30 all my favorite angel Numbers. So I feel this will be successful. The next one wii be 3-4 months after the first. So since 2009 I lost my marriage of 27 years the home I lived in for 29, my job of 12 years and was really stuck. I became majorly depressed but kept my claws ready to claw out. Once I’d get halfway there is get yet another diagnosis. So when I say I totally understand what you going through I mean it I do. I am 50 years old and in pain going through hell for the past seven years . My faith on God the universe and my Amarion Angels give me hope to keep clawing away.
    Thanks for your time and always share your stories.
    Much love and respect Bridget

  8. I loved all of this! I’m sorry for your trials, but I love your attitude! We don’t get to choose our trials, but we can choose how we react to them. I’ve overcome a lot as well, but I think grit has gotten me through it. Keep pushing forward! ❤️​

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