Most people cannot commit to anything in their lives and that is why most people cannot really make an impact. What is the reason only a few people in the world are able to make it? Is it that they are born with some special skills or they are just lucky? It is the grit which made them what they became.
According to a study on 200 most successful people in America made by Napoleon Hill, neither these people were born with any special skills nor were they lucky. In fact, most of them were self-made and had a lot of challenges and struggles in their lives.
Napoleon Hill concluded that there are few characteristics and personality traits which are common among all the successful people that make them successful.
He wrote a complete book “Think and Grow Rich” based on this study and that book later become one of the most influential books in the field of personal growth.
After reading for more than four years about highly successful people, I now believe that one of the most critical personality traits these people have is GRIT.
Grit is the perseverance for your long-term goals.
It is the commitment and promises you have made to yourself to never stop and to never give up until you achieve what it is that you want.
Now, let me ask you that how many times you had decided to lose weight, save money, start a business, start a blog, start a YouTube channel or make a New Year resolution and you started, but after a while, you return to your old pattern.
It happened because you did not develop the grit. And, it will again happen until you become a master of it.
How to develop the grit.
Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash