All posts filed under: Grit

The Man in the Arena

Today, I want to share a speech that has had meaning to me for many years.  This short speech was delivered in Paris on April 23rd, 1910 by then former president Theodore Roosevelt. The speech was actually titled, Citizenship in a Republic, but later became […]

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“If…” If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by […]

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Language of Resilience I

In this post, I would like to introduce the beautiful language of resilience.  As I have studied resilience and attended various conferences, I have highlighted words and phrases, the language of resilience, that resonate with me. These simple words and phrases are a fun and […]

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Dear Students

I mention in my About Kelly page that I love my students; and I do.  Yesterday, one of my high school freshmen students broke down in tears over her grades in another class.  As I spoke with her and listened to her speak, she broke […]

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Grit What is Grit? Grit, as opposed to resilience, tends to be more of an individual trait, the result of a powerful mindset. Though I use the words ‘grit’ and ‘resilience’ interchangeably, as synonyms, they are not the same.  My experience is most people know […]

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