About Us The Story Behind GritFire

anvil-aboutWelcome to the GritFire™ experience!

At GritFire, we believe everyone has a fighting spirit within.

Successful athletes, coaches, parents, teachers, students, business professionals, first responders, military operators, recovering patients and others in all walks of life engage in highly demanding causes or endeavors that test the outer limits of what is humanly possible.

We everyday warriors may have different personal struggles and challenges, but we all share one success trait in common. That "one thing" is grit. We endure, despite challenges, hardships, deprivations or adversity. We take the hammering that forges us. And we outlast.

But sometimes even a fighter slows down. Decisions become epic battles for control of the internal conversation: Do, or do not. Fight or flight.

That's where GritFire™ comes in.

GritFire Is Fuel For The Fighting Spirit
We use free email newsletters and social media to help you "stay in the fight" and "grit up" again.

GritFire Is A Community
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GritFire Is A Toolbox
Our "Resources Page" is a launching pad for your further research, chock full of articles, lists and resources for anyone seeking to sharpen the steel.

GritFire Is Tribute
At GritFire we honor a person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way. Our "Pantheon" recognizes and honors persons who improved their situation by their own extraordinary efforts, did not give up despite setbacks, and serve as inspiring examples of grit, service and self-reliance for the rest of us. 

GritFire Is A Lifestyle

What we stand for, our ethos, code and lines in the sand:

  • You live your life by a code, it’s your shoreline, and it’s what guides you home
  • No one is going to do it for you
  • There is no status quo
  • The only easy day was yesterday
  • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
  • Stop living in the past
  • Things can change in a heartbeat
  • Your past does not define you
  • Big results require big ambitions
  • A person's true potential is unknown (and unknowable)
  • Where you are going, there is no need to look back
  • Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with problems well, no matter what they are
  • You cannot solve a problem until you admit you have one
  • Nothing in life worth anything is easy
  • In winnowing a kind of common character comes forth
  • If there is no struggle, there is no progress
  • What seems hard now will one day be your warm up
  • The toughest, harshest crucibles are where growth happens - and where you want to be
  • The only way to grow is by trying new things
  • The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are
  • What you fear doing most is usually what you most need to do
  • Change begins at the end of your comfort zone
  • Society places a premium on being comfortable and ironically this push for comfort makes us (and our children) psychologically weaker
  • To achieve the greatest psychological health, some kind of suffering or hardship to overcome is necessary
  • When you don't have any support system, you learn to become your own motivation
  • Lead by example and character, not words or titles
  • Leadership knows no rank
  • You can pick captains, but you can't pick leaders; whomever controls the locker room controls the team
  • Know where you are going
  • Sometimes an ember is all you need
  • Reclaim what was once yours
  • Be ready to lead, and ready to follow
  • Lead, follow - or get out of the way
  • Leadership is not just about recognizing problems, but about having the wisdom and courage to solve them - before they become a crisis
  • Who goes first?
  • Lead from the front
  • Live a life of honor
  • Honor never grows old
  • Honor commitments and be accountable
  • Be better than you were yesterday
  • Even on your worst day, you can still find some good
  • You can't direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails
  • It takes no talent to hustle
  • You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream seeking trail
  • Training never ends
  • Learning never ends
  • A mind is a beautiful thing to waste
  • Be someone special
  • You don't need your voice to talk
  • Get ahead during the time that others waste
  • Your setback is the platform for your comeback
  • If you are searching for the that one person who will change your life, look in the mirror
  • Use words to heal, not to wound
  • Defend those noble and worthy things that deserve defending - even if it comes at a high cost
  • Push the "wall" further back 
  • Get the party started
  • There Are Two Ways to Do Something ... the Right Way, and Again.
  • Take more risks on the things that matter
  • There are some things you just don't delegate
  • Use your pain as a way to help others
  • Rise again
  • The mountains are for everyone
  • Before you can win the fight you've got to be in the fight
  • Always place the mission first
  • Never leave a fallen comrade
  • maintain your equipment
  • Train your attention on one thing in the present moment (mindfulness)
  • Circle yourself with people you trust
  • There Are Two Ways to Do Something ... the Right Way, and Again.
  • The clock is ticking
  • Never let your reaction to the situation become the new situation
  • Live a hardened life, not a soft one
  • Experience life outside
  • How you win matters
  • Life can pull you down, but physical activity always lifts you up
  • An airplane takes off against the wind, not with it
  • Obstacle immunity
  • You are only confined by the walls you build yourself
  • Be yourself. The world worships the original.
  • Run through a wall
  • Good things happen to those who hustle
  • If you are not growing, you are shrinking
  • Build a strong social network to which you both give and receive
  • Don't sit on your laurels
  • Want to win more than you want to shine yourself
  • What are you afraid of?
  • When challenge clinches hold of you, surprise it and grab it back.
  • Get to the heart of the matter
  • Find place to run that inspire you
  • Today is Day One
  • Move the dial
  • Kaizen: Get 1% better every day
  • Be ready when the moment calls
  • Don't be the bottleneck
  • Choose the harder thing
  • What pisses you off?
  • You can always give a little more
  • Emerge transformed
  • When you don’t come across any problems, you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path
  • Secrets and lies kill relationships
  • It's not doing what is easy
  • Make every run an adventure
  • If you can take it, you can make it
  • What's a comfort zone?
  • Always be on time
  • If you train your mind for running, everything else will be easy
  • Thinking will not overcome obstacles but actions will
  • Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it
  • Match their capacity to inflict suffering, by your capacity to endure suffering
  • Tough terrain breeds tough people
  • Find a way not an excuse
  • When conditions changes, adapt
  • Almost everything in leadership comes back to relationships
  • Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself
  • Build the tough skin you need for later on
  • Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit
  • Of all the paths in life you take, make sure a few of them are dirt
  • Go where there is no path, and leave a trail
  • Pay it forward
  • You need much less than you think you need
  • Make your own luck
  • Find your path
  • Many hands makes light work
  • The mind is where all battles begin and end
  • The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose
  • Fear only exists in the mind
  • What we do in life echoes for eternity
  • Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker
  • The only way to have a friend is to be one
  • Problems are the gifts that make us figure out who we are
  • If you drive looking in the rear view mirror, you will crash
  • When deeds speak, words are nothing
  • In your hesitation I found my answer
  • Small choices count
  • Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
  • What you do and what you tolerate in your presence best demonstrates your standards
  • Stand for something larger than yourself
  • Your passion will lead you to your purpose
  • Courage is the ladder upon which all other virtues rest
  • The problem is irrelevant; it is your response that matters
  • Next to creating a life, the finest thing you can do is save one
  • Know your REAL why - your "will to live" and burning desire
  • Have a mission you believe in
  • At any give moment there are a thousand ways you can love
  • Love fierecely
  • Bring it!
  • Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely
  • The only disability in life is a bad attitude
  • Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
  • Blame nobody, expect nothing, do something
  • Animals can bring support and joy
  • Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change
  • Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.
  • Even when the mission seems impossible, it is the strength of your belief that makes success possible
  • It is impossible for us to go on as we were before, so we must go on as we never have
  • Accept an epic, big, hairy, audacious. lofty, worthy, significant or grim challenge - with a real and serious risk of failure
  • If long-term goals aren't hairy and audacious, they aren't big enough
  • Are you Stronger than your strongest excuse?
  • Don't look for a way out - look for a way in
  • Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly
  • However difficult life may seem, there is always something at which you can do and succeed 
  • You never know how good you have it until you hear someone else's story
  • Only those who dare, truly live
  • Who dares wins
  • Home is not where you are born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease
  • It's all about what you are made of, not your circumstances
  • Improvise
  • Step in when others can't
  • Our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we touch
  • In moments of adversity and isolation, fire is the first requirement - find it.
  • Blood and danger
  • Struggles develop your strengths
  • Opportunities will come and go, but if you do nothing about them, so will you
  • Live up to the 'first to fight" standard
  • If you don't know to what port you are steering, no wind is favorable
  • You can never cross the ocean until you have courage to leave sight of the shore
  • Do what others cannot
  • Live in a manner worthy of their sacrifice
  • Do what is right, not what is easy
  • Think more good-feeling thoughts
  • Drink more water
  • Breathe more deeply
  • Prepare your mind to be an ally, not an enemy
  • Find a quiet place to prepare your mind
  • Watch the movie in your mind
  • You are only confined by the walls you build yourself
  • 10,000 hours
  • By attempting the climb - whether you succeed or not - you can create new horizons in your life
  • What is between who you are and who you could be?
  • If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve
  • Start with what you can do
  • Adapt to the times
  • If you own an exercise machine, what will get you on it?
  • Epic begins with... one step
  • You cannot win a war sitting behind a desk
  • Purest gold, tortured in the furnace, comes out more bright
  • Self-Confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings
  • Who will believe in you if you don't believe in yourself?
  • The real test comes when all strength has fled... and you must produce victory on will alone
  • You can do anything, when you stop trying to do everything
  • One who chases two rabbits catches neither
  • To change the world, start first by making your own bed
  • If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done
  • There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear choices
  • Sustain passion to accomplish this "one thing" despite decades, setbacks or frustrations
  • Keep your eye on the prize
  • The greater the obstacle, the greater the glory
  • Expect the best, but be prepared for the worst
  • Focus on making progress, not achieving perfection
  • Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by short-term obstacles
  • Always take the hard and most uncomfortable way
  • Take the stairs
  • Rapid Response
  • Make your smile change the world, don't let the world change your smile
  • True love doesn't have an expiration date
  • When things get to crisis level, the warriors step into the breach to restore order
  • Get comfortable being uncomfortable
  • Cold showers forge steel minds
  • Learning is a gift, even when pain is your teacher
  • If you bite of more than you can chew, keep chewing
  • Celebrate what you want to see more of
  • All problems are solved by walking
  • Be the hero
  • Hills... they're what's for breakfast.
  • Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself
  • Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position
  • Forgive yourself
  • Epic deeds need no explanation
  • Laugh every day
  • Its not the job of others to like you, that's your job
  • Hold yourself to a higher standard than the rest of society
  • Set a new standard
  • Fear being common 
  • One never knows when the tide will turn in your favor....
  • Always help someone; you might be the only one who does
  • Don't settle for the status quo
  • Write your own script and rules
  • Be the subject, not the object
  • Lion heart
  • Only those who constantly retool themselves stand a chance of staying employed in the years ahead
  • Harmonize with the team
  • Comfortable in your own skin
  • An original, not a copy
  • Frustration immunity
  • Dance to your own song, not someone else's
  • Willpower alone is not enough
  • There is no silver bullet
  • From zero to hero
  • Get up, even when you can't
  • Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing
  • It only takes one person to change your life
  • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
  • There is no substitute for being physically ready; self-esteem does not win races
  • Preparation is the key to success 
  • How you do anything is how you do everything
  • Have something to prove
  • Outwork everyone
  • A desk is a very dangerous place from which to view the world
  • If you want something you've never had then you've got to do something you've never done.
  • Conquer the world
  • No bad days
  • Don't bring up the past of a person who is trying to improve their future
  • Don't say it unless you mean it
  • Age is just a number
  • You don't win the war sitting behind your desk
  • Put in your time
  • Pay the price
  • Hustle
  • Breathe fire
  • Go against the grain
  • Only those who risk going too far find out how far they can go
  • Don’t just climb the ladder, build your own
  • Leave the uncomfortable route behind
  • Don't just make an income, make an impact
  • Walk tall
  • Exceed the minimums
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
  • If you only hit the minimums, you will be laughed out of the team room
  • Eat the elephant in pieces
  • Roll the bones
  • You can't make a brand new start, but you can make a brand new ending.
  • Live in your strength
  • You are getting younger every day
  • Light up others
  • Optimistic determination
  • Find a way
  • The human spirit thrives
  • Leaps of faith
  • Move forward
  • Life is what happens when we are busy making other plans
  • Make the most of it
  • Dig deep
  • Do something that will make things better for the people coming behind you
  • Don't run to your death
  • Compete every day
  • Competition breeds the best
  • Every day is game day
  • Just another average day? Never!
  • It pays to be a winner
  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere
  • Love is not what you say.  Love is what you do.
  • Don't talk about it - be about it
  • Show who you really are
  • Show, don't tell
  • It's not about you, it's about the team and the greater purpose
  • Take your eyes off yourself
  • The most dangerous weapon ever devised is the human mind
  • Work hard without the need for recognition
  • One ordinary moment at a time, using extraordinary effort
  • Work like a maniac
  • Test your limits
  • Transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge
  • If you cannot protect what you own, you don't own anything
  • Strong people are harder to kill, and generally more useful
  • Success doesn't come to you...you go to it
  • Assume the responsibility of service
  • Sheepdogs run towards danger; where others see danger, they see opportunity
  • Pick your niche - and dominate it completely
  • Live the team life 
  • The hardest wood is that touched by fire
  • Connect with those around you
  • Carry your own weight
  • Don't embarrass the team
  • One stick may break, but a bundle is strong
  • Don't let the team down
  • You are only done when the team is done
  • Get up, even when you can't
  • You are only as fast as your slowest teammate
  • Tether the slowest on the team to the fastest
  • The time to help a friend in need is now, not next month
  • One person cannot make a team
  • The logs do not lie - they expose weakness
  • When we run, we own the earth
  • Encourage and bring out the best in others
  • Shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark
  • You get out of others what you put in
  • Age is just a number
  • All for one, one for all
  • Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself
  • We are all in this together
  • Keep a shared sense of purpose
  • Keep pulling the wagon
  • One team, one fight
  • Every successful team has a strong leader that teammates look towards and want to latch onto - be that leader
  • Survive together
  • Stay up with the team
  • The team needs you
  • You can't tell how much spirit a team has until it starts losing
  • We all need help at some point
  • Every day is a day to learn
  • Dependability is more important than ability
  • Live a life of virtue - and be physically strong enough to defend that virtue
  • No plan survives first contact
  • There is no shame in asking a sherpa, guide, coach, teacher or professional for help 
  • There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others
  • By taking on the role of caring for others we find meaning in our own lives
  • What we live by, we impart
  • Golden Rule
  • The greatness comes when you are really tested
  • Respect human dignity
  • How you speak about others speaks loudest about yourself
  • People learn how to treat you by watching how you treat yourself
  • There are no time-outs in combat
  • No one gets left behind
  • First in, last out
  • The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have
  • You are who you surround yourself with
  • To go fast go alone, to go far go together
  • If you want to eat in the fall, you have to hunt in the summer
  • The offesason matters
  • The extra mile is never crowded
  • The day is burning
  • Fate is for those too weak to determine their own destiny
  • A warrior travels light
  • Get after it
  • Don't cheat the world of your contribution
  • Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody
  • If you chase perfection you can catch excellence
  • Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known
  • Peace is calm in the midst of trouble
  • Before you judge, understand
  • The most rewarding things are the ones that look like they cannot be done
  • The choices you make in life make you
  • Don't complain
  • Embrace the suck
  • There are clubs you can't belong to, neighborhoods you can't live in, schools you can't get into, but the roads and trails are always open
  • You can tell so much about a person by the way they leave you
  • Those who have dared greatly deserve the best
  • When it really starts to suck, that's when you need to shine
  • If you cannot protect what you own you don't own anything
  • Embrace fear
  • The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge
  • Life easn't always easy or fair - get over it
  • Be grateful
  • Look at what you have instead of what you have lost
  • It's not having what you want, its wanting what you have
  • Life is too short to be little
  • People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges
  • You destroy your enemies when you make them your friends
  • The best survivors switch from the role of victim to the role of rescuer
  • "Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." - Steve Prefontaine
  • People with strength need to use that strength to protect others
  • Honor commitments
  • Be dependable
  • Don't wait, the time will never be just right
  • You were borth an original, don't die a copy
  • Don't just do what a lion or tiger can do. Do what only humans can do. Think. Reflect. And pursue justice.
  • Follow through
  • Never give or take any excuse
  • Do what you say
  • Don't break promises
  • We are what we repeatedly do
  • The way we do anything is the way we do everything
  • Do the most important task of the day first
  • Even a "white" lie makes you weak
  • Suffering is a part of life; misery is a choice
  • What matters is how you respond
  • Setbacks and obstacles are just there to test how badly you want it
  • The impediment to action advances action
  • What stands in the way becomes the way
  • Every obstacle is an opportunity
  • Be like water - find a way around, or through the cracks
  • Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves
  • Stop being the chess piece. Become the chess player.
  • We have a job to do
  • Go for it now - the future is promised to no one
  • Live for something rather than die for nothing
  • Anyone can captain on a calm day - leadership and adventure begin when everything goes wrong
  • Trying your best is not synonymous with succeeding
  • Improvise, adapt
  • If Plan A doesn't work, always have plans B, C, D and E - adjust and adapt to whatever comes your way
  • Find a way 
  • Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal; it's the courage to continue that counts
  • Meet yourself for the first time
  • Necessity is the mother of invention
  • Semper Gumby
  • Bend with the wind
  • Be stubborn about your goals; flexible about your methods
  • Don't run to your death
  • To change your habits change your environment
  • Your body is your church
  • Don't pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one
  • Keep it simple
  • The less moving parts the better
  • Declutter
  • The less you have the less attached you are
  • Possessions weigh us down
  • Less is more
  • Money or where you live or what you drive do not define you
  • Some people are so poor all they have is money
  • Do the math
  • Learning never ends
  • Learn from the past
  • A is for excellent; if you did not get an A you are not excellent in that subject, at least not yet
  • Own you own learning - don't wait for others to teach you
  • Don't let schooling get in the way of your education
  • "A whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard." - Captain Ahab
  • Physical activity is the bridge
  • To move your soul you must move yourself
  • Move your body to move your soul
  • Inward calm cannot be maintained unless physical strength is constantly and intelligently replenished
  • Keep kindling the mind - the flame will soon ignite
  • The best way to learn something is to teach it
  • Students learn more from role models than from critics
  • Mountains don't climb themselves
  • Have a passion for learning rather than a hunger for approval
  • You don't have to be famous to be unforgettable
  • If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters
  • Excellence is not an exception
  • Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the hell you're doing
  • Improve your situation with your own efforts
  • Solve your own problems
  • No one controls grit but you
  • Weakness germinates if ignored
  • When to opportunity arises, it is too late to prepare
  • Roll with the punches
  • Our finest hours are in overcoming adversities and betrayals
  • Every play matters
  • Every detail matters
  • Train tirelessly to defeat your greatest enemy, yourself, and to discover the greatest master, yourself
  • Brush off those failures and continue to lead the way
  • Although some people think that life is a battle, it is actually a game of giving and receiving
  • In your hesitation I found my answer
  • Do the work
  • Nothing will work unless you do
  • You get the best efforts from not by lighting a fire beneath, but by building a fire within
  • You don't get what you wish for, you get what you work for
  • Work hard in silence; let success be your noise
  • Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character
  • Act strong to be strong
  • You can't save the world if you can't pay the rent
  • Help without being asked
  • Dirt dive the event
  • Let's roll
  • Bounce back
  • The bounce is what counts
  • Add value
  • Participate
  • Contribute
  • Don't wait for someone else to pick up the slack
  • Punch that time card
  • Make your mark
  • Everybody likes each other until things get tough. Then you will find out what kind of team you have.
  • Be an owner
  • You aren't learning anything when you're talking
  • Don't find a job, build a job
  • Life is now.  Move on.
  • A fighter to the end
  • Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together
  • There is much to do
  • Everbody has potential
  • No regrets, no complaints, another day, another chance
  • Chop wood, carry water
  • Live in the light
  • Forge ahead
  • Muster strength to meet demands
  • Win inch by inch
  • Brick by brick
  • Make meaning of your situation
  • Carry on
  • Shrug it off
  • There is light at the end of the tunnel
  • Jumpstart
  • Let us pray, then, that we do not end the struggle
  • Metamorphosis
  • We are in this together
  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going
  • We discover our capabilities when we are most greatly tested
  • Walk it off
  • Be a part of the conversation
  • Communicate
  • Have direct conversations
  • Always speak the truth, even if your voice shakes
  • The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience
  • Be a thought leader
  • Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people
  • Have a seat at the table
  • Have skin in the game
  • Be articulate
  • Harness emotions
  • Intellect without emotions is like the jockey without a horse
  • Warriors are thinkers - use creativity and intuition to overcome insurmountable obstacles
  • Calm is contagious
  • Keep calm, and Murph on
  • What matters is what you do with what you have left
  • Resilience is patience
  • A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
  • The weather is a great bluffer
  • This too shall pass
  • 90% of the game is played above the shoulders
  • Ne man is free who is not first master of himself
  • The mind is the strongest muscle in the body 
  • Success in any area of life depends on self-mastery of your own mind
  • If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing: you have to make the mind run the body
  • Your body will follow your mind
  • The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled
  • Always look cool
  • Confidence will come not from a pep talk, but from the work you’ve done preparing.
  • As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, keep faith in humanity
  • The glass is always half-full
  • The question is not who will let you, but who will stop you
  • Don't take no for an answer
  • Be stronger than your strongest excuse
  • However long it takes
  • Beat your drums; the ryhthm of your live needs a beat
  • A river cuts threw rock not by power but by persistence
  • Fall seven times, stand up eight
  • Keep climbing
  • Don't give up the ship
  • Outlast
  • Be the last one standing
  • Tolerate things getting worse before they will get better
  • Prepare yourself for a marathon, not a sprint
  • Finish what you start
  • Every great dream begins with a dreamer
  • Stay in the fight - until the final round
  • You are never out of the fight
  • All in, all the time
  • Courage isn’t having strength to go on … it’s going on when you don’t have strength.
  • Stay hungry
  • Stay solid
  • Play like a champion
  • Hunt the evil others pretend doesn't exist
  • Throw thunder
  • What if you are wrong?
  • Success consists of moving from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm
  • Your commitment is nothing short of noble
  • Stop asking for permission
  • All have the ability, but few the courage,to tell the world "No thanks, I will mold myself"
  • Choices are the greatest expression of character
  • Violence of action at the highest volume
  • On a scale of 1-10, set the dial to 11
  • Awaken the warrior/animal/beast within
  • Learn the rules of the game; then play better than eeryone else
  • Find that wild call inside
  • Claw your way out
  • Nobody belongs there more than you
  • Do what can't be done
  • Obstacle immunity
  • To struggle is to live
  • Break the limits of human potential
  • The reward of struggle is strength
  • Get it done
  • Get your hands dirty
  • Fight your way out of the corner, or be a punching bag
  • Beginners are many, finishers are few
  • Finish strong
  • Move the world
  • Each tree contains its own story
  • Once the race starts, there are no time-outs, no substitutes
  • You have great opportunities
  • Something valuable can be found it what others have passed over and left behind
  • Tell them how it is going to be
  • It takes energy to get angry
  • Bounce back, keep coming
  • Pull your own weight
  • Have a lot of pepper
  • Spark plug
  • Determination conquers despair
  • Craftsmanship requires thought; thought requires a quiet environment
  • Brutal workouts cleanse and scrub the soul
  • Cross the Rubicon
  • Stick with the future to make it a reality
  • Take full responsibility for your choices and outcomes
  • Remember why you started
  • Find fuel - when the tank is empty
  • Teamwork is fuel
  • Friendship is fuel
  • Love is endless fuel
  • Love recognizes no barriers
  • When you have a strong partner, you are unbreakable
  • Laughter is fuel
  • Laughter is an instant vacation
  • Always have a good joke
  • Laugh your way through hell
  • Love everyone, but never sell your sword
  • Early to bed, early to rise... 
  • Suck the marrow out of life
  • Journeys are never quick
  • The journey is the holy grail, not the destination
  • When you reach the destination, a journey has just begun
  • Don't compare your journey to everyone else's - they aren't you
  • It only takes one idea, one second in time, one relationship, one dream, one leap of faith, to change everything forever
  • We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.  - Jim Rohn
  • The best is yet to come
  • Come out on top - as a survivor
  • Don't stop when you're tired, stop when you're done
  • In the end, the greatest motivator is ourselves
  • There is no finish line or end game
  • The mission never ends
  • A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him
  • The greatest joy is to overcome
  • Enduring great challenges can give you great strength
  • Wanting something for nothing makes you weak
  • Do not live in pursuit of the easy things
  • Leave a place better than you found it
  • The secret of living is giving
  • Fear the unlived life
  • It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years
  • Everyone dies, not everyone really lives
  • Age is nothing but a mindset
  • "Life" is available to you for a limited time only; limit one per person
  • No one else can travel the road for you, you must travel it by yourself
  • Each day is a lifetime
  • Die with a full heart
  • Do not go gentle into that good night, old age should burn and rave at close of day; rage, rage against the dying of the light
  • What we do in life echoes in eternity
  • Life is long if you know how to use it
  • "I will not fail those I serve"
  • The destination doesn't matter.  It's the roads and journeys you take along the way that make you who you are
  • Live life so fully that when death comes like a thief in the night he has nothing to steal
  • Death ends a life - but not a relationship

GritFire Story
We created GritFire because we knew too many people who were hesitating to get on the trail or out the door to slay their dragons. At GritFire, our goal is to fuel the fires, and recognize those who face demanding situations with grit, resilience, self-reliance and demonstrations of the human spirit.

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– The GRITFIRE Team

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