One of the hardest points to make people understand is the reasoning
behind the term I used for the headline. Far too many use this term as
if it means: Making a choice and sticking with it yet, changing it once
your shown new evidence or proven wrong. Actually that’s not it and in
some ways demeans the integrity the mantra is truly meant to imply.
Your grit as it pertains to a decision to do something or not i.e.,
quit smoking, is not the same as a conviction. i.e., I will not steal,
nor be associated with people who do because, if they will steal from
others – they will steal from me.
The example is intentionally broad and simplistic. And there’s many
right now thinking, “Sure, but that impossible in practice.” If that’s
you, I’m sorry to say you’re missing the point. I’ll also state (yes I
am that bold) “Unless you truly understand what it is to live and work
by convictions, you’ve probably had more things happen to you – than you make happen.”