The Sisu Way to Success

Sisu is a Finnish way to success in life, in love, and in every other area of your life.¬†Sisu is really a word that can’t be translated into English, but many people have tried to translate it and relate it to our lives. The Sisu way to success includes guts, perseverance, will power, determination, and courage.

When we break down this word, Sisu, it means inner or inside, which is probably where the relation of guts appears. The Finnish definition means inner strength. In her book, Sisu, The Finnish Art of Courage, Joanna Nylund explains that everyone has sisu. It’s deep within each of us just waiting to be reached.

Sisu The Finnish Art of Courage

Sisu characteristics

Have any of these?

  • Stoic determination
  • Hardiness
  • Courage
  • Bravery
  • Willpower
  • Tenacity
  • Resilience
  • Beyond Perseverance

These are action-oriented mindsets. Your example shows your Sisu.

Sisu is alive among the Finnish people but how do others cultivate this determination to gain a more health filled life and live the Sisu life? It takes patience and the small goals and steps to become an example of Sisu.

When you make the decision to cultivate these characteristics you’ll use Sisu as the basis of every part of your life and your life will change. You’ll be a participant in your health and your life.

Starting Questions

  • Are you leading an active, healthy life?
  • Are you communicating with others in your life?
  • Are you raising your kids to have these traits?

With Sisu, you can¬† use it’s leverage in the accomplishment of every goal you may have and inspire others to do the same. The Sisu way to success can very well be the end all for what ails us and helps us turn our wellness journey into a triumph.