Let’s face it, we lack grit. We would rather take the path of least resistance to remain comfortable and unbothered with “big problems”. Grit in this context is defined as “courage and resolve; strength of character”. In the competitive world, it means wanting the prize more than your competition.
The grit factor is often ignored as a quality trait that should be sought after. How far are you willing to ethically go to achieve a goal? Will you go the distance to ensure the competition does not stand a chance of stealing your customers?
Take the plunge to increase your grit factor by following the below steps:
Be willing to stare down the barrel of a .45
Win the Battle Before You Begin
Face Challenges Head On
Realize You are Not a Victim
Understand You Will Work More Than Others
Welcome a Kick in the Pants
Surround Yourself With Straight Shooters
-Justin A. Burger, MBA