Curiously Gritty

Around here we don't look backwards for very long...we keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we are curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

— Walt Disney —

This past week I spent four days working with leaders of various backgrounds and passions.  It is something I savor and never take for granted because it is not only a blessing but a huge responsibility.  When I spend over 30 hours with entrepreneurs in a very short period of time, I get really “curious” as my right brain kicks in and I begin to see new opportunities and journeys to explore.

Yesterday as I sat in airports waiting on my planes I spent a significant amount of time working on a couple of projects that could be big or they could end up on the J Meyer scrapheap of “curious journeys.”

Last week my sister-in-law who is a lifelong educator (God Bless teachers!!!) texted me an article about what our schools are not teaching our kids these days.  In essence it was an article about grit.  About failing and getting back up.  About getting hurt but not defeated.  The article suggests we’ve lost our ability to teach our kids what grit is and how to develop it.  When she sent me the article she paid me a compliment because she told me that she has observed my gift of “grit.”

This all leads me to my thought for this day which is a combination of the Disney quote at the beginning of this post and my sister-in-law’s text to me…

Curiosity + Grit = An Interesting Life Journey

How curious are you?  Are you looking for new ways to do things and/or make the world and those around you better?

How is your grit?  Do you get knocked down and stay down or do you get up, brush your self off and keep on keeping on?


1 Corinthians 16:33, “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”

2 Timothy 1:7, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”


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