GRIT Revisited 2.0
Today's BOOM! Blog ‘GRIT Revisited 2.0' is a reminder of a previous article I wrote. LET THERE BE NO QUIT IN YOUR GRIT! What I wanted to do is take #tellafriendtuesday and #tellyourselftuesday and make an opportunity allowing you to share this list with your team or friends. I believe that you aren't defined by your IQ in fact studies have shown that many times it's the Grit that trumps IQ. Angela Lee Duckworth found this out way back in her 7th-grade class and made a career out of proving it. Definitely, read my previous article. CLICK HERE
In short GRIT is that “je ne sais quoi” or “ that extra something” separating the most successful people from the rest. It’s the conviction, commitment, and endurance that we must channel in order to cling to our dreams, making them a reality. Deep right? Follow me here! BOOM!
How gritty are you? Well, it doesn't matter what you are now, what matters is that you can get REALLY gritty if need be just by realizing it a thing that CAN be managed and developed. Developing grit is all about habitually doing the things that no one else is willing to do. What pray tell say you?
1. FEAR should be an indicator a trigger. You have to make mistakes, relentlessly repeating, without even flinching.
The most successful entrepreneurs put no time or energy into stressing about their failures. It turns out they see failure as a small and necessary step in the process of reaching their goals. (Recent study at the College of William and Mary, interviewed 800+ entrepreneurs – found that the most successful among them -had two critical things in common: They sucked at imagining failure and they didn't give a F***! what other people thought of them. I'm pretty sure I'm paraphrasing)
A. Do you have your emotions in check? Negative emotions will defy your grit every measure of the way. While it’s impossible not to feel your emotions, it is however completely under your capability to manage them effectively and to keep yourself in a position of POWER. When you let your emotions run freely, your ability to think clearly is hindered, it’s easy to lose your resolve. A bad mood can make you lash out or stray from your path just as easily as a good mood can make you overconfident and extemporaneous. (Deal with those bi-polar moments, they don't help you achieve greatness)