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FOCUS: The Power of GRIT

It’s still early in 2018.


Still time to dream, envision, and hope for a great year ahead.

So what makes the difference between a good year and a great year?

And what steps can we take now to ensure that 2018 becomes that great year?

Do you think that there are some among us who are just smarter and wiser than we are and THAT’S why they accomplish their goals and dreams?

I don’t believe that to be true and the research doesn’t support that theory either.

The ones who get up and seem to win or become great are those with mental toughness or grit. Angela Duckworth, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, has studied this mental toughness across many disciplines and has presented her research in her book, “Grit”.

GRIT book cover

Here’s what she found out:

  • 1. When studying 2,441 West Point cadets, she discovered it wasn't their smarts or leadership potential or strength that predicted whether or not a cadet would successfully complete “Beast Barracks,” a summer initiation program. What made the difference was their perseverance and their passion to achieve long-term goals, in other words, their grit.
  • 2. In interviews with professionals in a variety of fields (medicine, law, academia, investment banking), Duckworth’s team asked what quality distinguished their star performers. They said it was their grit or a close synonym as often as talent. Often, it was their sustained commitment to their goals.
  • 3. Grit is about working on something you care about so much that you’re willing to stay loyal to it.
  • 4. Our grit can grow - from the inside out as well as from the outside in.
  • 5. The grittier a person is the more likely they’ll enjoy a healthy emotional life.

What that means for all of us is being more consistent, being more deliberate in our daily habits, persevering in our day to day routines. We CAN become more gritty, more mentally tough through small, consistent actions.

Put systems in place that get us to focus on the important stuff, the big dreams and goals that we have, and let go of getting sucked into the minutiae of daily living.

It’s National Time Management Month right now.

We need to stop thinking we have all the time in the world to make our dreams come true.

That’s very wishful thinking.

What small behavioral changes can you make right now?

What routines can you set in motion on a consistent basis, whether you feel motivated or not?

How can you get back on track when you start to slip up?

Consistency is key.


Here’s a REMINDER to those of you in Southern California:

Last month I mentioned that author, speaker, Daniel Pink would be giving a free lecture on Sunday, February 11 at 2 p.m. at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane.

Daniel Pink book cover

He has been the author selected by Carlsbad Reads Together.

IF you live in the Southern California area and love authors as much as I do, make plans now to attend. You don’t need to register. However, this will be a packed event and tickets will be handed out TWO HOURS before the event. Limit, two tickets per person.

Last month I talked about Pink’s latest book, “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.” Hopefully, some of you have been reading that. He’s also written “A Whole New Mind,” “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us,” and “To Sell is Human.”

Pink is highly regarded as a business innovator who was named in 2015 as one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world by London-based Thinkers 50. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the most watched TED Talks of all time.

Hope to see you all there!


“Grittier students are more likely to earn their diplomas; grittier teachers are more effective in the classroom. Grittier soldiers are more likely to complete their training, and grittier salespeople are more likely to keep their jobs. The more challenging the domain, the more grit seems to matter.”
Angela Duckworth
“Grit is that ‘extra something that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with out dreams until they become a reality.”
Travis Bradberry
“Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.”
John Ortberg
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