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Perseverance and passion for long-term goals

Monday, August 25, 2014: The keyword for today is grit. Grit is the human capacity to stick with and pursue a goal over a long period of time. A person with grit sets long term goals for themselves and pursues them deliberately and passionately... in spite of obstacles, discouragement or distraction. It is the "passion" component in grit that drives the person to persevere... no matter what the cost... and succeed in the long term. Grit is not for the faint hearted... true grit requires courage, conscientiousness, endurance, follow- through, resilience, optimism, confidence, creativity and a drive for excellence.

Over the past month you've proved you are a talent to be recognized... but having star quality is not enough. To get to the top you must have grit. It's time to roll up your sleeves and put in some gritty effort. There's work to be done... and you now have the drive, ambition, passion... GRIT... to create something enduring. Just remember to bring your best self to that effort.

You now have a sense of what you want to do, so start making plans.... just don't obsess about the future. Stay in the present... persevere and see what develops before making any judgment about what your future might hold. Work behind the scenes, grow your abilities, learn new skills and develop healthy habits that will enhance your your life. And, keep in mind that it's often the little things that count. So, add your special touch but pay attention to the details... Persevere and get the job done, but do it with your own special flair.

Today's Quote

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strived valiantly; who errs, who comes again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly. ~ Teddy Roosevelt... "The Grand Sire of Grit"

Please note: The sky speaks to you if you will let it. Every day it delivers a message that each person hears in a uniquely different way. Each day's Astro-inspiration includes a quote meant to speak to your heart and drive you toward being all you can be. These little snippets of wisdom are meant to shoot to your soul... like an arrow loaded with positive energy they are aimed to strike your heart and drive the sky's daily message home.

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