EE 035: 3 Powerful Ways to Develop Your Grit & 3 Steps to Build Your Perseverance for Business Success
According to psychologists, grit is the ability to commit to long-term goals and see them through despite the adversity we may face along the road to accomplishing our goals. It is tenacity, perseverance, and a meld of other qualities like optimism, self-motivation, and self-discipline. When it comes to becoming successful, grit is more important than intelligence or talent. Everyone can embody grit. It just takes hard work and practice.
Here are three ways you can develop your grit and become successful in life.
1. Pursue Your Passion
The things that we are passionate about are generally those things that we have yet to master, but that inspire us and drive us to improve. They are usually things that involve adversity and challenges. When you pursue your goals, it is essential to make sure that you choose activities and experiences that excite you. Your passion will help you persevere. It is also important to note that there are bound to be aspects of your goals that you don’t find very interesting, so you have to challenge yourself to see the interesting in the mundane.
2. Build in Practice Time
If you are going to accomplish anything in your life, you have to practice. Work to get better by refining and revising yourself along the way. Those who have grit know that it takes hard work if they want to be successful. You need to continue to learn, and train, and practice. Sometimes you are going to feel happy doing the practice, finding enjoyment in the process. Other times the practice is going to be a complete drag, but you have to continue to move forward because it will be worthwhile when you achieve your goals.
3. Push On
The only way to ensure you find success is to continue to push forward, even when things are at their worst. You have to persist, persevere, and stick to it, no matter what. There are going to be days and months that you don’t think you can continue. There will be setbacks that make you want to quit. However, by acting gritty, by continuing to push forward even when you feel like quitting, you will get stronger. On the days that you feel like giving up, take some time and re-evaluate your goal. If you genuinely believe it’s important, recommit and move forward.You have it in you to be successful in your business venture. By practicing these grit building behaviors, you will be able to reach your goals and start living your dreams. One of the critical components of success is perseverance. Without an ability to keep moving forward when faced with challenges and setbacks, you can’t expect to find success as an EXECUpreneur.
Perseverance is what allows you to overcome difficulties and failures and can make all the difference in the world on your EXECUpreneurial journey. As with any of the other EXECUpreneurial traits, you can build your perseverance with practice.
Here are three simple steps to help develop your perseverance and put you on the right path to success.
1. Spend 10-Minutes Practicing
You can start building your perseverance by practicing on smaller projects that you want to get done. Pick a task that you think you can finish in a couple of weeks. Commit to not quitting until you’ve completed the project, even if you can only invest 10 minutes a day for working on the task. You can let yourself off the hook for a day but must you get on it again the next day. Just 10 minutes a day will keep you moving forward in accomplishing your goals.
2. Develop Your Dream
Before you start working on your projects and goals, take some time to imagine how you will feel as you work on it and when you’ve completed it. Imagine yourself being engaged in the process and feel the fulfillment, harmony, and pride that comes with accomplishing your goal. Visualize the stages of the work and what it will look like when it’s completed. Set aside some time to imagine the broad sense of feelings associated with the project from start to completion.
3. Cultivate Your Optimism
Research has found that the difference between people who give up when faced with challenges and difficulties and those who keep moving forward despite setbacks is how they think about good and adverse events. When you have an optimistic outlook on life, you see adverse events as temporary. Those who are pessimists, on the other hand, see adverse events as being set in stone and affecting every aspect of their life.
The key to building perseverance is to listen to your self-talk and work at moving it to a more optimistic view.
Following these 3 simple steps will help you to build your perseverance. It is what keeps you moving forward no matter what challenges you face, and is a key aspect of success.