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Grit - Complete Guide To Determinant of Success

Have you ever wondered what makes a successful person? 

What algorithm is required to push toward victory? 

In this blog, we explore exactly that! 

The determinant of success - Grit.

Here are 10 ways to help you maintain grit.

  1. Constant practice 

When you have dreams, consistency is critical. Keep practicing and ensure that even if progress is negligible, progress is made. Follow a sustainable routine, and hold yourself accountable. But most importantly no matter what approach you choose ALWAYS come back to the end goal.

  1. Failure does not mean you failed

Failure can be demotivating, but it is also a learning opportunity. There are many positives to failing, one being that there is room for growth. Always remember, the lesson that is not learned is always repeated. So, look your failures in the eye, unlearn, learn and relearn, but keep going.

  1. Believe in yourself

We are who we choose to be. But we won’t be able to become that without perseverance in our efforts and faith in ourselves. So, show yourself that faith. Believe in your dreams and work for them. Grit won’t work for you unless you fight for yourself.

  1. Surround yourself with motivating factors 

Motivation much like bathing is a requirement for a refueled start. What motivates you? What gets you jumping out of bed every morning? Make sure to find things, ideas, people, and practices that keep you motivated. This will help you reach your goals while enjoying the journey to reaching them.

  1. Learn to mindfully manage emotions 

Emotions are important. As important as setting your goals and working toward them. To mindfully manage emotion means to be able to maintain the longevity of your grit. That can simply be done by accepting your emotions. The better you know your emotions the easier it would be for you to manage and mind them.

  1. Stop comparing 

Comparison kills progress. Maintaining grit ensures that the only comparison you make is with your past self. Everyone works at their own pace and thus makes progress in their own method of choosing goals for themselves. So, instead of comparing, work hard to become whom you are aiming for.

  1. Manage time to meet goals 

Time management does not just keep you on track but also ensures that work done is with the rigor that is deserving of the task at hand. Make sure that your time is managed in a way that may give you the freedom to relax and recharge. So that you may be able to charge with full force toward your goals.

  1. Practice optimism 

Optimism can be tough. To be able to choose the positive of a situation especially when one is faced with adversity. However, maintaining a positive outlook would help you not just when you are faced with failure but also when you find yourself low on motivation. Also, a positive attitude would help fuel your grit as you would want to add to your progress.

  1. Do the hard thing first 

This really is a sound trick that would help you stay motivated. Since the hard thing was done already the easy bit would feel like a breeze. Instead of increasing effort, you would find yourself in a state of increased success rates and reduced stress. Thus, pushing the bar on your grit.

  1. Get out of your comfort zone. 

Comfort kills progress. Comfort while important tends to hold us back. So, try new things. Make sure to look the difficult tasks in the eye. Make sure to learn and heal from failures and not let success swoop away into a cloud of overconfidence. 

Get out of your comfort zone. Get moving so that you may conquer your goals. 

Success is 2% inspiration and 98% perspiration. You won’t be able to reach that 98% unless you maintain your grit and work hard. So look your goal in the eye and go for it. You have what it takes! 

Good luck!