Five Steps to Adding More GRIT in Your Life

Brent BaldwinWhen it comes to getting the things we want in life, it’s easy to say; “I need to be more focused, I need to be bolder, to have more determination and to be more persistent.”

We know things need to be different from what they have been in the past but moving forward is not always easy.

Reduced to a single word we need to have more GRIT when it comes to pursuing our goals and dreams. Being bold has never been for the unsure, the weak, or those easily swayed by others.

“More GRIT not only starts essential momentum, but it also adds power to your intentions.”

So how do we pursue this thing called GRIT?

Five Steps to Adding More GRIT in your life

1) Not being swayed from your objective. What do you want? Add clarity, give your vision a pulse and make it real. Live with it, sleep with it and then go after it with focus and determination, go after it with GRIT.

2) What do you have to change? Identify the hurdles, the curves in the road and the stumbling blocks that have sidelined you in the past. Is it peer pressure, or is it innate fear that leaves you standing on the side of the road with your feet in your shoes? Think about it and prepare so when doubts, obstacles, and bad habits show up, you can put them aside and move forward with GRIT.

3) Have a plan. Be fluid, flow with the tides of change and keep your goals clear but be willing to be flexible on how you’re going to get across the goal line. Don’t be so focused on the small steps that you are unable to adapt and find another road to the object of your desire. GRIT requires unexpected creativity.

4) Create a compelling reason why. Why do I want to do this? Ask yourself, what is my level of dissatisfaction with the way things are currently. The bigger the why, the more GRIT you will have in your corner.

5) Prepare to pay the price. Everything in life has a cost. What will this cost me financially, socially, physically, intellectually, and emotionally? Drill down, be holistic in your understanding of your actions and the consequences of who I am and what I want. Once you understand and accept the impact, the more natural it is to move forward with GRIT.

Most importantly move beyond the words into formidable action.

Words are the most straightforward piece of the puzzle. But the words alone will not give you the determination and GRIT you need to make it happen.

Intentional action is where the rubber hits the road and where sustainable success becomes the result. It is where GRIT becomes a forward force. Choose to Think World Class and use these five steps to put yourself in the right lane.

So tell me; could you use more GRIT in your life?

For a limited time, I am offering a free coaching session to a select few individuals. Should you be interested, drop me a line in care of brent@ThinkWorldClass.com and let’s set up something that’s mutually convenient. I am looking forward to talking to you soon.

Cheers,
Brent Baldwin

Think World Class ~ Live Larger and Breathe Easier

Got to Have GRIT

Brent BaldwinWell if I have to have grit; how do I define it?

Grit is “stick-to-it-ness” (OK, maybe it’s not a word; but it should be). It’s the tunnel vision we get when focused on the object of our desire with the intensity of a laser. It’s in the zone, unshakable in our resolve. Plowing through to the brass ring with the finesse of a bulldozer, releasing furry on the things in our way.

Grit is living life guided by the conviction of attaining your heart’s desire; come hell or high water. Tearing down self-imposed limitations and putting aside doubts and fears.

WHY GRIT?

It’s not the only trait you need to Think World Class. But, in conjunction with other sustainable skills, it’s one of the top 10 characteristics when it comes to the Think World Class philosophy.

Getting where you want to go, attaining achievements that make up your vision, and being self-fulfilled takes heart, moral fiber, courage, and willpower.

IT TAKES GRIT!

It sounds like GRIT may be offensive.

The only people who see grit as a socially unacceptable trait or inappropriate act, are the folks who are either too intimidated to pursue their deepest desires and wants or feel that you’re setting an unrealistic standard; typically a fear response.

Some of our friends and associates will think that at some level your tenacity and GRIT might just succeed. Not that they would ever admit it but, often these well-meaning folks don’t want to see you evolve outside the box in which they have you placed. If you ever changed what would become of your relationship?

Don’t we all have grit?

It takes courage, clarity, and fearlessness to activate your grit. Engaging your grit is not for the weak of heart.

I believe we all have the capacity for grit. Although some feel socially awkward exercising it. The comfort and safety of middle-class thinking are safer and more acceptable to the masses.

Be wary of an easily swayed and intimidated middle-class mindset. A mindset directed by the fear of looking too pushy, unwilling to fit in. Preoccupied with people pleasing rather than the fulfillment of a personal goal or agenda is the beginning of the end.

So tell me; could you use more GRIT in your life?

For a limited time, I am offering a free coaching session to a select few individuals. Should you be interested, drop me a line in care of brent@ThinkWorldClass.com and let’s set up something that’s mutually convenient. I am looking forward to talking to you soon.

Cheers,
Brent Baldwin

Think World Class ~ Live Larger and Breathe Easier

Outsourcing Your Mentors

Brent BaldwinI was thinking about mentors in my life, people of influence who can offer me sound advice and direction. Many of the people who I would consider as possible mentors would gladly give their time and provide answers to my questions.

Face to face mentorship is invaluable on so many levels. But quite frankly there wouldn’t be the depth of analysis that a Warren Buffet could offer or the diplomacy of a Nelson Mandela, I don’t know anyone who would be able to advise me on communicating with a crowd like Bill Gove or Bob Proctor.

So I started to think; enough has been written about and by these great people, why don’t I just outsource my mentorship.

There are lots of outsourcing opportunities, in just about every field imaginable. For tasks from the most complicated, challenging and inspiring to the simplest, the most repetitive and the mundane.

It has got to the point that if you can define a specific task, you can find someone to mentor you. Often for just a fraction of what your billable rate would be. Based on that who wouldn’t be open and receptive to the economies of scale offered by outsourcing. As long as you can define the problem and define the right question it can happen.

But how would you outsource an icon, a world leader, a World Class Thinker?

Extrapolate from the best of the best; listen to interviews, read biographies, magazine articles, watch archived news footage, Youtube and then pick your mentors. Study them with awe. Translate their answers to your situation, open yourself to new alternatives, and be influenced and inspired by the directions they chose, and the trials and tribulations they overcame.

We live in an age where all this and more is readily available for next to nothing. We would be foolish not to exploit the opportunity to our advantage.

Choose your mentors well and choose your questions thoughtfully.

World Class Thinking means Thinking World Class.