“Nobody is born with grit and no one is born with discipline.” Tweet This

Grit is one of the greatest predictors of success and one of the defining virtues of successful people… yet, what is grit exactly and how can you develop it?

According to Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED talk, grit is a combination of persistence and a willingness to change and adapt to improve. It is actively choosing to pursue a goal, refusing to quit and being willing to accept failures— understanding that “success” is a processs.

“People with a grit mindset are committed to outcomes and are willing to disregard facts if and when necessary.” Tweet This

By persisting and keeping your eye on the prize, you can develop habits to guide you in achieving your goals. This week, Martin offers a few thought and behavior habits to transform your mindset and get help you get “gritty” (13:10):

  • Start with a vision
  • Believe it’s possible
  • Be patient
  • Work hard and have courage
  • Reframe your mistakes into learning experiences
  • Craft creative alternatives
  • Persist
  • Mental toughness
  • Reflect and Repeat

The most important ingredient of this plan may be to continually repeat the process. Grit, in essence is the resolve to go through the process as many times as it takes to achieve your dreams.

In order to implement this strategy into your life, use this template, a worksheet, or the Habit Factor app and develop the determination required to accomplish your goals.

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The GRIT Habit Pyramid (Artwork) Steal this! ; )

The Habit Factor app

The Habit Factor template

The Habit Factor book

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