Sloth is my favorite cardinal sin.
I’m a natural-born slacker, so maybe it’s unfair of me to choose sloth as my #1 deadly sin because it comes so easily to me, but it is the one I like the best. It’s not that I dislike all the other cardinal sins, it’s just that I have a preference.
So imagine my disappointment when…
I’m reading one of my favorite websites, Smithsonian.com. I see an article geared toward self-improvement, a subject that intrigues a lazybones such as myself. The article is: If Grit Breeds Success, How Can I Get Grittier?
Reading this article I come upon a link to Angela Duckworth’s Grit Scale. Following the link, I find and take a 10 question quiz. My score, baffling and disheartening as it is, you can see in the image below.
This number does not please me.
Grit suggests spunk, courage, resolve. It shows perseverance and a strength of character that a sloth-y person such as myself believes she does not have.
Then to find out that I’m grittier than 80% of American adults– well… I. am. bummed.
And it is on that point that I’m going to leave this topic today, my gentle readers. Clearly I need to re-assess all that I think I know about myself, examine in-depth my heretofore hidden strength of grittiness, and set about figuring out what is my new favorite deadly sin.
Perhaps gluttony? Maybe envy? Suggestions anyone?!