How does grit fuel successful people towards their lifelong goals, and how can you create grit in your own life? Angela Duckworth, author of the bestselling book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance has researched the combination of talent and effort has become the formula for achieving your goals. She shares the first step to building a grittier mindset, how to develop your calling, how to change your self-sabotaging thoughts through acceptance and awareness, and how to stick to your higher goals when the tactics aren’t working out.
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High achievement is not just about having talent. It’s about putting in that consistent effort.
Begin with wanting to build that grit. Commit yourself.
It’s not about discovering your passion and your purpose. It’s about developing your calling.
Be patient and go outside, and explore the world through trial and error.
Debate your own negativity. Don’t become a victim to your own self-fulfilling prophecy.
Give yourself acceptance and awareness. Don’t beat yourself up for beating yourself up.
Be gritty about your high level goals. Be flexible on the tactics.
Never stop learning.
There’s reason to be hopeful about all that we can become.
Read Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Watch her TEDTalk on grit
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