30 Inspirational Quotes on Grit to Help You Keep On Striving For Your Goals

Sometimes, life gets so tough that giving in appears like the best thing to do. There are periods it seems like the universe is against you, and it will be foolhardy to keep striving. Grit, however, can get you through such periods. 

Grit has been identified by several successful people as one of the most important keys to success. Reading the stories of some of the most successful people on earth, you will notice that grit was always part of their success equations. 

Knowing how to get through some of the toughest periods in your life is important. While you may be lucky to get some support from people who care for you, the burden of grit is squarely on you. In such periods, these quotes on grit can be very helpful: 

“Every great story happened when someone decided not to give up.” – Spryte Loriano 

“Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term for rugged persistence. It is an often invisible display of endurance that lets you stay in an uncomfortable place, work hard to improve upon a given interest, and do it again and again.” – Sara Lewis 

“Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.” – Travis Bradley 

“Being gritty doesn’t mean not showing pain or pretending everything is O.K. In fact, when you look at healthy and successful and giving people, they are extraordinarily meta-cognitive. They’re able to say things like, ‘Dude, I totally lost my temper this morning.’ That ability to reflect on yourself is signature of grit.” – Angela Duckworth 

“Grit is having the courage to push through, no matter what the obstacles are, because it’s worth it.” – Chris Morris 

“Grit is the stubborn refusal to quit.” – Anonymous 

“You have a choice! You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face!” – Anonymous 

“There is no failure. Only feedback.” – Robert Allen 

“Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.” – John Ortberg 

“The thing that we did was, we didn’t give up.” – Jay-Z 

“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi 

“True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done. No moral man can have peace of mind if he leaves undone what he knows he should have done.” – John Wayne 

“What is grit? Grit is refusing to give up. It’s persistence. It’s making your own luck.” – Peter Diamandis 

“Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.” – Rick Warren 

“There haven’t been genetic studies on grit, but we often think that challenge is inherited but grit is learned. That’s not what science says. Science says grit comes from both nature and nurture.” – Angela Duckworth 

“We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.” – Shakti Gawain 

“In plain words, you’ve got to make up your mind to study whatever you undertake, and concentrate your mind on it, and really work at it. This isn’t wisdom. Any damned fool in the world knows it’s true, whether it’s a question of raising horses or writing plays. You simply have to face the prospect of starting at the bottom and spending years learning how to do it.” – Eugene O’Neill 

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot 

“God honors a beautiful blend of gift and grit! He gives the gift, and He expects us to have the grit to practice and learn how to use it effectively.” – Beth Moore 

“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” – Voltaire 

“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!” – Michael Jordan 

“When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil; while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own torments.” – Thomas Jefferson 

“Grit is the persistence in following your own destiny.” – Paul Bradley Smith 

“Grit, a positive trait based on passion, perseverance, and motivation.” – Anonymous 

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs 

“Grit is the grain of character. It may generally be described as heroism materialized, spirit and will thrust into heart, brain, and backbone, so as to form part of the physical substance of the man.” – Edwin Percy Whipple 

“Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi. 

“Above everything else I’ve done, I’ve always said I’ve had more guts than I’ve got talent.” – Dolly Parton 

“If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” – Jack Ma 

“The difference in winning and losing is most often ‘not quitting’.” – Walt Disney 

There you have it – thirty quotes about grit that should keep you going when it seems life is becoming too tough. These words from some of the world's most successful humans can help you make your own life extraordinary. It is all within your power; you just have to recognize what you have and remain steadfast during the rainy days. 

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