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Grit = Consistency

Grit = Consistency

Mentally tough people don’t have to be more courageous, more talented, or more intelligent — just more consistent.

  • Grit comes down to your habits.
  • It’s about doing the things you know you’re supposed to do on a more consistent basis.
  • It’s about your dedication to daily practice and your ability to stick to a schedule.

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  1. West Point cadets who scored highest on the Grit Test were 60% more likely to succeed than their peers.
  2. Ivy League undergraduate students who had more grit also had higher GPAs than their peers — even though they had lower SAT scores and weren’t as “smart.”
  3. When comparing two people who are the same age but have different levels of education, grit (and not intelligence) more accurately predicts which one will be better educated.
  4. Competitors in the National Spelling Bee outperform their peers not because of IQ, but because of their grit and commitment to more consistent practice.

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Step 3: Build strong habits and stop depending on motivation.

Grit isn’t about getting an incredible dose of inspiration or courage.

It’s about building the daily habits that allow you to stick to a schedule and overcome challenges and distractions over and over and over again.

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Step 2: Build grit with small physical wins.

Mental toughness is like a muscle. It needs to be worked to grow and develop.

  • Choose to do the tenth rep when it would be easier to just do nine.
  • Choose to create when it would be easier to consume.
  • Choose to ask the extra question when it would be easier to accept.

Prove to yourself — in a thousand tiny ways — that you have enough guts to get in the ring and do battle with life.

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Examples of Grit - Mentally Tough Leaders

Mentally tough leaders are more consistent than their peers. They have a clear goal that they work towards each day.

They don’t let short–term profits, negative feedback, or hectic schedules prevent them from continuing the march towards their vision.

They make a habit of building up the people around them — not just once, but over and over and over again.

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Examples of Grit - Mentally Tough Artists, Writers, Employees

Mentally tough artists, writers, and employees deliver on a more consistent basis than most.

  • They work on a schedule, not just when they feel motivated.

They approach their work like a pro, not an amateur.

They do the most important thing first and don’t shirk responsibilities.

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Step 1: Define what grit or mental toughness means for you.

For you, it might be…

  • going one month without missing a workout
  • delivering your work ahead of schedule for two days in a row
  • calling one friend to catch up every Saturday this month

Whatever it is, be clear about what you’re going after.

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What is Grit?
  1. Grit is the perseverance and passion to achieve long–term goals.
  2. Sometimes you will hear grit referred to as mental toughness.
  3. Angela Duckworth, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that grit is a strong predictor of success and ability to reach one's goals.

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Examples of Grit - Mentally Tough Athletes

Mentally tough athletes are more consistent than others. They don’t miss workouts. They don’t miss assignments. They always have their teammates back.

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  • Start by building your identity.
  • Focus on small behaviors, not life-changing transformations.
  • Develop a routine that gets you going regardless of how motivated you feel.
  • Stick to the schedule and forget about the results.
  • When you slip up, get back on track as quickly as possible.

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Components Of Mental Toughness
  • Challenge: Viewing challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles.
  • Control: Believing that you are in control of your life and destiny.
  • Commitment: Having the ability to stick to tasks and see them through to completion.
  • Confidence: Possessing strong self-belief in your ability to succeed.

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