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The Gift of Grit

If I possess a hundred gifts and talents, but lack the discipline and determination to put them to work, of what good are they? All our graciously bestowed gifts can’t benefit anyone—even ourselves—without the gift of grit to wisely persevere in using them. “Grit,” according to my dictionary, has several intriguing definitions. Aside from its…