beccawilliams's profile thumbnail
This is such an important perspective I'd like to see more of. Thank you for sharing, Lauren.
laurenbrisbo's profile thumbnail
Thanks for reading, Becca! I will share this feedback with my friend. P.S. Accidentally added a frowning emoji and can't delete it....whoops! I meant the complete opposite of frowning. :)
karinhollerbach's profile thumbnail
Thank you - and your friend - wonderful article. I completely agree with the author and love that she was willing to share so much of her life and heart. The only statement I stumbled over initially was - "I choose gentleness over grit." - because I don't see them as being inconsistent at all. Meaning, my view of grit has to do with commitment and persistence and ... in developing mastery in one's chosen area, which one can do gently. I don't think of grit as being what is implied by, say, gritting one's teeth and enduring pain, suffering, etc. All of which is to say that I am in total agreement with the author - gentle gets you to your life's ambitions too!! It just hurts less than other approaches. Sign me up for being gentle, please!
laurenbrisbo's profile thumbnail
Such a great point, Karin. Gentleness and grit don't need to be mutually exclusive, in fact they can go hand in hand. I love that grit means mastery, dedication, and commitment to you. What a beautiful articulation. My takeaway is that we can create our own definitions of these ideas--success, achievement, grit, etc--that come from a place of authenticity and balance. :)
karinhollerbach's profile thumbnail
Love your takeaway - we can create our own definitions! How true, about a lot of things.
Amruta's profile thumbnail
That was a beautiful article.. insightful and thought-provoking. Thanks for sharing it with us!