How to get more grit

What is one thing you want to accomplish in 2018?
Having a clearly defined personal goal with a defined outcome can assist in driving our purpose for getting out of bed and embracing our day. Picking one goal and focusing on it with purpose and conviction can feed our spirit that promotes and supports positive mental health. One key is picking a personal goal that inspires us. Research by American psychologist, researcher and author Angela Duckworth suggests that having a goal aligned with a defined passion can fuel our motivation to push through adversity associated with learning and overcoming failures on the path to achieving the goal. Sometimes it's not the most talented person who finishes first; it's the person who has the most courage, follows through on what they say, remains optimistic in tough times, and focuses on excellence to finish without being frozen by the need for perfection. Grit is a positive trait based on passion and motivation to achieve a measurable, long-term goal.

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Article by Bill Howatt, the chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.