Building your grit isn’t a magic formula. It’s a simple one - but don't mistake "simple" for "easy."
Anglea Duckworth defines grit as "an individual’s perseverance of effort combined with the passion for a particular long-term goal or end state" in her book GRIT: The Power of Passion & Perseverance.
Given today's uneasiness and unknowns of when a version of "normal" will return, our ability to continue persevering toward a goal is more crucial now than ever. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has already disrupted our expectations for the year and way of life, why should we allow it to derail our goals completely too?
In other words, just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you’re prevented from building your grit to position yourself for greater success in the future.
This current time is an opportunity for Competitors to demonstrate how to weather this current storm – and position themselves to excel once it passes by investing time now to build their grit.
The formula for building your grit? It starts with simple one that starts with focusing on how you’re going to win today.
We lose our motivation when we spend too much time focusing on the gap between where we are now and where we’re trying to go. Conversely, we build our grit when we focus on being where our feet are and taking full advantage of today.
Here is a tip for how you can build your grit today: