Connect with us

Success Advice

6 Incredible Takeaways From The Book “Grit”



Grit is a skill that can help us to do anything we dream of. It’s the fine art of being able to find a solution to any problem and show real courage when attempting to fulfill a goal. The book “Grit” by Angela Duckworth dares to explain the science behind why perseverance, courage, and passion are far more important than talent.

The book will change the way you think and make you take action in a different way. You’ll stop thinking about luck, or natural talent, and instead focus on the one fact of life: you control everything, and only you can impact your success.

Here are 6 incredible takeaways we can learn from the book Grit:

1. Grit is a better measurement for success that talent

Talent has long been thought of as crucial to our success. In the book Grit, it’s finally revealed to us through scientific study after scientific study that grit is far more important than talent.

You can have all the skills in the world, but if you don’t know how to apply them and survive the long haul, you’ll most likely never succeed. Talent gives us potential but whether we use it is another thing.

“Some people get twenty years of experience, while others get one year of experience twenty years in a row” – Angela Duckworth

2. High performance comes from mundane acts

It’s easy to think that success comes from one or two, random, or planned events. The book Grit teaches us that those who can sustain the small mundane acts required to complete a goal are the ones who become high performers.

We’re programmed by society to embrace the idea that natural talent leads to our own greatness. This myth is promoted because it lets us all off the hook and allows us not to have to work too hard. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

By adding up thousands of mundane acts repeated over and over, we have the fuel we need to accomplish our goal. The experience is created, and the state of flow can be reached far easier. Don’t disregard all the little acts you do every day because they’re more important than you think and they add up over time. These little acts we’ll make you extraordinary.

“If we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple, right?” – Will Smith

3. Grit is about stamina not intensity

We can all be good at a task for a day. We can all give it all we’ve got for twenty-four hours and work harder than we ever have before. But, if we’re only going to work hard at this task for a day and then not keep repeating the process regularly, then we will never reach our goal.

Imagine if you worked your butt off at the gym once a month, and lifted heavier weights than anybody else. Would that allow you to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger did back in the eighties? Of course not.

“Learn to keep going even when things are difficult, even when we have our doubts. At various points, in big ways and small, we get knocked down. If we stay down, grit loses. If we get up, grit prevails.” – Angela Duckworth

I’d rather you started doing two minutes a day of exercise, every single day, than just doing one big workout once a month. It’s the habit that builds strength, courage, and makes you grittier in the long run.

What you see on TV and social media of your idols is the outcome of success. What you never get to see is the process and stamina required to achieve that level of success. We’ve all heard of entrepreneurs that are about to crush it with their new business.

What is missed is that an enormous amount of intensity focused in year one of a startup is not enough. It’s whether the same amount of effort is still being applied in year two, three, four, and five that really matters. It’s whether there is grit.

4. Decide what not to do

We all want to know how to be successful. Success is about minimalism in the sense that it’s what we choose not to do that is often more important than what we do. We have limited time and resources, so the way we funnel them both into certain activities will determine our long-term outcome.

5. Purpose is the idea that what we do matters

On the outside, the idea of purpose can sound very intrinsic and somewhat selfish in its pursuit and overall attainment. The book Grit teaches us that purpose is about knowing that what we do matters to others outside of ourself.

It’s the effect that we have on other people that often fuels our purpose further. Through the study of people that have grit, what we know is that they’re all able to find purpose beyond themselves.

If your purpose is all about you and how it makes you feel, you’re unlikely to be still following the same dream in the future. Chopping and changing your goals too much without the art of grit is a dangerous road towards failure.

6. The way you deal with failure determines your success

Each of us will experience massive failure that is guaranteed. The way we all deal with failure is the constant variable in every person’s life. As long as you never stop finding ways to make your situation better, you will succeed.

It’s the people who try a few different ways and then stop the practice of searching that fail. Dealing with failure is about taking ownership of your problem and making yourself responsible for solving them. At the same time, you can always ask others for a helping hand as long as you are taking the lead.

Failure will never destroy you and even when you finally find some success, it never ends. Life is about constant improvement and striving for the top of the mountain. Even when you reach the top, there is always a bigger mountain to try next time around. The only constant between success and failure is courage. As long as you have the courage, you’ll keep getting back on the horse and trying again.

What do you think about Grit? Let me know on my website or my Facebook.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Success Advice

How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success (1)
Image Credit: Midjourney

Pause for a moment and ponder two pandemic-era beliefs: First, closing schools will control the spread of a serious virus. Second, the consequences of such school closures—particularly social interruption and the prevention of immunity—are worse than becoming sick with the virus. (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



Image Credit: Midjourney

In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

Continue Reading

Success Advice

Here’s a Young Man’s Antidote for the Uncertainty of the Modern World

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



How to boost your confidence
Image Credit: Midjourney

We all have been told that confidence is a key factor in achieving success and happiness in life. But what is it exactly? (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



Toxic leadership
Image Credit: Midjourney

Let’s be honest, we’ve all crossed paths with a toxic leader in our careers at some point. Unfortunately, while some toxic leaders don’t even bother to hide their behaviour, some know very well how to conceal their true selves behind a strong-built facade. The latter is the most dangerous of the two. (more…)

Continue Reading