We often wonder what makes some people successful, is it talent, intelligence, or something else entirely? At Shocklogic we believe that even though there are many factors that play a role in achieving success, grit is by far the most influential – discipline beats intelligence.
Grit helps us persevere through difficult times. The combination of passion and perseverance allows us to stay focused on our goals, even when faced with adversity.
Grit is a way of defining our mental stamina. It enables us to stick to our goals, even when progress is slow. Grit is also about perspective, viewing life as a marathon rather than a sprint.
However, grit is not just about hard work; it’s about having a growth mindset and the belief that the ability to learn is not fixed but can change with effort. Grit is about understanding that failure is not a permanent condition but is instead an opportunity to learn and grow. With effort and perseverance, we can continue to improve and develop over time.
At Shocklogic, we believe grit is the key to success. We recognise that challenges and setbacks are a natural part of any journey and that with grit, we can overcome them; the brain changes and grows in response to challenges.
So, how can we cultivate grit in ourselves and others?
- Set short-term, achievable goals: Although grit can sometimes require a long-term perspective, challenges are more manageable when they are broken down into smaller tasks, and this enables us to work towards them consistently over time.
- Embrace mistakes: Mistakes are a natural part of the learning process, an opportunity to learn, grow, and keep pushing forward.
- Develop a growth mindset: Believe that your abilities can improve with effort and perseverance. This will give you the resilience to keep going when things get tough.
- Surround yourself with gritty people: Grit is contagious. Surround yourself with people who embody the qualities of passion and perseverance, and let their example inspire you.
At Shocklogic we hold grit in high regard. By combining passion and perseverance, we can overcome obstacles and achieve our long-term goals. With a growth mindset and a commitment to hard work, we can cultivate grit in ourselves and others and unlock our full potential.