In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.
We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.
Follow-up turns changing for the better into an ongoing process -- not only for you but for everyone involved. When you involve others in your continuing progress, you are virtually guaranteeing your continued success!