Grit books were a hit this holiday season! It was all about personal gifts for the kids this Christmas. I took the old school work of my daughter and nieces to make more recycled paper. With the paper, I had them bound into books covered in their favorite colors. I wasn’t sure what they would do with them. Maybe they would use them as their story journal, or as their coloring/drawing book or as a scrapbook or dream journal. Whatever they choose, I am excited to see what treasures these grit books hold and I will be sure to share them with you all. My daughter has already started using it to draw designs of what she wants to create next as well as her hopes for each day. In noticing this, it made me think about my past blog post on grit goals as well as an article I read in ForbesWoman. The article was about goal setting.
The article summarized not only the importance of goal-setting, but of writing them down and visualizing them as much as possible. We hear a lot about the importance of goal-setting but most of us don’t have clear and measurable goals to work toward. Lewis Carroll says, “Any road will get you there, if you don’t know where you are going,” but how important are goals really and if they are vital, how can we make them most effective? According to a study done by Gail Matthews at Dominican University, those who wrote down their goals accomplished significantly more than those who did not write down their goals. Who doesn’t want to accomplish significantly more? The article talked about four steps in being successful. These are four steps we can not only do ourselves but encourage in our children. They are:
- Write down your goals.
- Create a vision for what you want.
- Turn that into a list of measurable goals.
- Celebrate your successes/goals as you accomplish them.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if grit books housed these important steps for our children whether it’s in words, pictures or both? Why wouldn’t every child have a grit book? Enjoy the pictures. Remember, the books are uniquely designed out of a child’s completed school work reminding them of all of the great work they have already accomplished. Please comment on what you think of these grit books and share ideas on how they could be used. Looking forward to hearing from you!
For Grit Books, please see the steps below:
Step 1: Click here and complete the survey. Soon after Grit Moms will contact you to place your order
Step 2: Pay a deposit fee and we will send you a pre-addressed box. Place your child’s school work in it and drop in the mail.
Step 3: Once Grit Moms receives your child’s school work, we will begin converting the school work into Grit Book pages. Along the way, we will send you a draft copy of the books cover and title based on your survey responses/email communication.
Step 4: Upon approval of our cover work, you will pay the remaining balance and we will ship your book to you to enjoy!