.“It couldn’t be more important right now,” says Miller, who has also written books about goal setting and positive psychology and a memoir about battling bulimia. “If you don’t have this character strength, it’s time to learn it.”The bad news is the only way to learn to endure hard things is to go through them.
Now’s your chance: You have to go through this particular hard thing whether you want to or not. “The question I’m asking all my clients is, ‘What if this coronavirus pandemic was happening for you and not to you?’” Miller says. “The reason why that’s so important is because people with grit make meaning of the setbacks in their life.