Grit, Fortitude, Endurance, Persistence, Adaptability, & Elasticity

I learned these qualities from my parents and grandparents because they faced a tremendous amount of challenges due to poverty, racism and discrimination because of their heritage, indigenous. Most importantly, I have taught these qualities to my two boys.

To succeed at almost everything, overcoming challenges and achieving short-term and long-term goals is essential.

Grit must have internal motivation; we need a strong passion for and commitment to a particular goal to achieve it despite obstacles, failures, or setbacks. Fortitude is another mental and emotional quality that enables a person to face adversity with courage. Both my boys have more endurance than I do. They have a robust internal ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort in sports, especially basketball, and they have also transferred this quality to their academics.

They have over 8,000 hours of continuous basketball training and over 200,000 made-shot repetitions. Their persistence toward a basketball goal, even when faced with difficulties, is evident. They adapt quickly to new conditions, allowing themselves to navigate their changing environments and challenges effectively. Elasticity and resiliency are the same in psychological terms. These two young men can recover quickly from difficulties, a trait that enhances their ability to persist and adapt.

Together, these young men continue to build resilient traits that allow them to thrive despite hardships, constantly modifying and persevering toward success. They are thankful for the resiliency of their grandparents and great-grandparents.

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