“The number one predictor and factor of success is not talent, title, wealth, or appearance. It is grit!” – Jon Gordon
There are books written, Gallop polls completed, and research projects studied about the importance of GRIT. Grit is a hot topic of late. It is easily defined but often a challenge to measure.
As defined in Jon Gordon’s latest work, The Power of Positive Leadership, Grit is defined as, “the ability to work hard for a long period of time towards a goal; to preserve, overcome, and keep moving forward in the face of adversity, failure, rejection, and obstacles.”
Talent, title, and wealth won’t produce success in the future. Having grit . . . working hard and overcoming obstacles . . . is what will lead to your ultimate success. Life isn’t easy . . . life is hard. Success can’t be purchased . . . success is built on having the skills and developing those skills over time.
When faced with adversity, failure, rejection, and obstacles, stay positive and keep working. It may take months, years, or decades . . . keep at it if it’s truly what you want.