No matter where you live in the world this one fact is indisputable. The end of January is right upon us all next week.
Is this fact shocking to you? Are you asking yourself – where did this month go?
If you made some New Year’s Resolutions – how are they going? There is a saying: how you do anything is how you do everything.
My guess is how you handled your January, how you handled your New Year’s Resolutions is how you are going to handle each month for the rest of this year and every goal setting or promise you make to yourself as you move forward.
What will it take for this not to be true? GRIT. That is right: GRIT.
Grit means to me how you describe a person who has the resolve, the determination, the strength of character to move through anything to get where they want to go or to achieve something difficult. This is what it takes to move through a list of goals toward one or more objectives.
Now this means the goals still have to be stated in the proper S.M.A.R.T. way. The progress or not toward meeting the goals must still be tracked. It still means the goals must actually be meaningful toward meeting one or more objectives (think – what is my Why?).
Grit means seeking out people who will hold you accountable and meeting or at least communicating with them regularly in a scheduled format. This is to hold you accountable – the missing ingredient for the majority of people who fail to achieve anything through their haphazard resolution or goal setting process.
The question remains for you to answer – Do You Have Grit?
Let’s see if you will get going now and get started –
- Write out your top three objectives you want to achieve this year for your personal life (3) and in your business or career (3).
- What exactly will you do starting next week toward achieving these?
- List out five people you will share this information with.
- Ask a person to be your accountability partner. A person who will agree to hold you accountable by meeting with you or communicating with you on a regularly scheduled basis.
Now show your grit. Follow these steps and you will be ready to grit it out this year.
If you are one of those scoffing at this process it is okay. I still love you. You just have no grit!
Mitch Tublin runs a boutique consulting firm with a main focus on Leadership Development, Business Consulting and Executive Coaching. With clients throughout the world the company is based in Stamford, CT.
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