Grit. You’ve heard of it. It basically is a measure of how quickly you bounce back after a setback. We all get setbacks. All. Of. The. Time. It’s totally normal to receive a ton of setback when you’re first getting started. None of that means anything nor is a predictor of future success.
Where the “good stuff” happens is when you’ve been knocked down is how quickly it takes to get back up. We all deal with rejection on a daily basis. Managers give us feedback that is hard to hear. Your boss puts a stop a plan or a project we were super excited about. They fire us or don’t promote us. We don’t get the job we really were excited about – even after joining the last round interview.
Ew. Rejection totally sucks. But it doesn’t have to get you down.
Success and grit go hand and hand. Someone who is successful is not successful without cultivating grit. You want to know that when you’re down, you can get back up again. If you’ve done it before, you know you’re capable of doing it again. And again. And again. Grit brings you closer to just getting good at the again part.
If you know you can handle rejection, you can do anything. You know it’s possible for you to move to a new city where it’s tough and you don’t know anyone because you’re the kind of person to work through adversity. Dealing with it more allows you to just simply deal. Since you’re determined for success, you’ll achieve success. But it doesn’t happen easily or without some setback. So just embrace the setback.