Grit is the foundation of a winning attitude

What is Grit?

Angela Lee Duckworth in her TED talk says, Grit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. Grit having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint…

Here are three pillars of a winning attitude


To build excellence, we have to lead in a way where we encourage effort. Since there are no inherent abilities, we can substitute effort to build ability. So, have the courage, persistence to outwork your competitor. Have the desire & attitude to excel in your undertaking…simply have grit.


We resist investing in building environments that inspire and create leadership, philosophy and opportunity. Risk needs to built into our DNA. And new ways of playing the game need to be fostered. Find and stick with grit with people who have a winning attitude. Wean off negative energy immediately – it will get to you sooner or later.


We are slaves to instant gratification. Remember, there is a lot you don’t know. Keep learning. Develop an unending quest for knowledge and grit to obtain it. Learn from the best and apply your knowledge to develop a competitive advantage. World class performers are always looking for world class coaches.

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