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View offers. You can form your own view. Subscribe now. Neither is Rodney Dangerfield or the head of programming at Comedy Central. Louis C. Our cultural instinct is to wait to get picked. Once you reject that impulse and realize that no one is going to select you—that Prince Charming has chosen another house in his search for Cinderella—then you can actually get to work.
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The myth that the CEO is going to discover you and nurture you and ask you to join her for lunch is just that, a Hollywood myth. Once you understand that there are problems waiting to be solved, once you realize that you have all the tools and all the permission you need, then opportunities to contribute abound. When we take responsibility and eagerly give credit, doors open. Beautifully said.
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And so true. I am lucky to have one of the printouts of this passage that Seth Godin gave me. It inspires me every day and motivates me to pick myself, and I want to share it with you in hopes that it will do the same for you. Click on the image on the left to enlarge and print. What about the lizard at the end??
The world needs your gifts. Love this post as much as I do? Please help me spread the love by sharing it with other people so that they can pick themselves! Email , Facebook or Twitter. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 46 seconds. Regardless of the definition that you like best, grit is real, albeit hard to describe and quantify. Many authors have racked their brains to figure out what constitutes grit and how to develop, nurture, and grow it.
Our best and brightest future. Grit stands in the way of the short-term compromises of the industrialist. We measure sandpaper and grindstones in terms of grit—their ability to stand up to resistance. So, if grit is so important, what are the elements that we must grow within ourselves?
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Grit includes perseverance, but it comes before the need for perseverance arrives, because grit includes goals and a passion for those goals. Some people will persevere merely because they are instructed to do so. Those with grit will persevere because they believe they have no choice, not if they wish to be who they are. The person with grit, on the other hand, understands that the grind is part of what makes the work interesting, a challenge worth doing.
This shift in attitude transforms the work and the worker.
Ambition: The desire for accomplishment, power or superiority has nothing to do with grit, except that people committed to a goal and a way of being are often given credit for having those things. Grit is its own reward. And I would add a sense of meaning and belonging to the list above. A sense of meaning: because we must be aware of the positive outcome that our actions will create, and that must be important for us. And belonging: because we must feel that we are part of the change we are seeking to make.
Take this quiz and find out where you stand on the grit scale. And if you want to engage, you have to learn to really look at the world. Well, success is all about recognizing opportunities. Usually, however, we see the world through our own tunnel vision. We interpret things according to our preconceptions, which clouds our judgments. Think of the way lots of people view new technologies. They worry about the way these will change the world for the worse and choose to ignore them.