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January Gymnast Challenge: PASSIONATE

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

This month's Thriving Gymnast Challenge is all about INCREASING PASSION.


Because being passionate about something is fun. It can also be extremely important in achieving goals.

According to Angel Duckworth, the author of GRIT, passion is a key ingredient when taking on new challenges.

Sounds useful, right? It is. Especially if you're planning on taking on new challenges this gymnastics season!

Duckworth offers that a combination of passion and perseverance offers the grit required to work toward long-term goals. In other words, deeply caring about something increases our ability to persist toward our desired results.

So the question becomes, how do we become more passionate about gymnastics?

If you are a member of the Gumption Community, you know that one of the first skills I teach is CTFA categorizing. A basic explanation of this tool is to determine if something (in this case passion) is a Circumstance, Thought, Feeling, or Action.

If you are a Gumption Member you know why this is useful. If you are not in Membership, keep reading (and also consider joining . . . wink, wink).

To determine how we increase passion, let's determine if passion is a Circumstance (something happening outside of us), Thought (sentence in our brain), Feeling (emotional chemical response to our thoughts), or Action (physical action or inaction taken by our body). What do you think?