And it’s set to become even more important in the ‘new normal’ of our post-pandemic world. Fortunately, although perseverance, or ‘grit’ as it’s referred to in psychological circles, might seem like an elusive trait that you either do or don’t have, it’s actually an attribute we can all develop – not least because it’s directly linked to our willingness to embrace failure. Instead of getting crumpled by setbacks, people with high levels of grit are prepared to fail, and so are more likely to succeed in the long-term.
Rather than beating themselves up when something doesn’t go to plan, or staying in their comfort zone to avoid failure, people with high levels of grit have a mindset that allows them to embrace setbacks as part of a learning process. By equipping yourself with that mindset, you can not only be successful, but you can also boost your mental health and ensure you don’t suffer the low self-esteem, stress and anxiety issues that can result from putting too much pressure on yourself to get things right first time.
Here are five ways to increase your grit and determination, and if you manage other people you encourage them to do the same:
Source adapted from: Validium