GRIT: Grit is a passion for a goal with a powerful motivation to achieve an objective by overcoming obstacles that lie within an individual’s path to accomplishment.
As you work towards the progressive realization of your goals this next year I hope the following acrostic will help you overcome those obstacles that lie within your path.
G – Goals
“Where there is no vision, the people perish:” Prov. 29:18 KJV
If you left the house this morning you knew the location you were headed and the “road map” to arrive at that destination. Life is the same way. You must know where you are headed; you must know your goals. These goals must be specific, motivating, achievable, and timely. Once you determine your goals you have to write them down and take action towards those goals, if you don’t they then are just dreams. And one last thought on your goals is to keep what Yogi Berra said in mind: “If you don’t know where you are going you might end up someplace else.”
R – Relentless.
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
I believe you can have anything you want if you will just work for it. Don’t wish for it work for it! No matter what obstacles that may become before you this year just keep grinding. We usually face our strongest resistance right before we reach our greatest break through. I read that over 90% of New Year’s resolutions will be broke with more than 50% before the end of January. Don’t be a statistic; resolve to be relentless this year! But don’t get the “destination disease” ; don’t get so wrapped up in your goal that it becomes a Bataan Death March, enjoy the trip and the type of person you will become along the way.
I – Impactful.
“It is true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napoleon Hill.
Poor is the man who cannot leave his home, town, state or country in a better condition than the way he found it. No matter your lot in life you can find a way to ease the burden of someone else who is less fortunate.
T – Thankful.
Most people spend time talking about what they don’t have. They use phrases like “If only I had more time.” “If only I had more money.” “If only I was older/younger.” “If only_____.” Let’s spend this next year talking about what we do have and be grateful those blessings. Keep in mind that the Disciples only had five loaves of bread and two fish and they had to borrow that and yet were still able to feed 15,000 people. And remember David he started out with only five stones and a sling shot but yet ended up a King.