Let’s talk about some true grit.

 

Grit—the quality that enables individuals to work hard and stick to their long-term passions and goals.

A lot of us when starting a business expect that when you open a business you will get a ton of sales. If you don’t get any sales; then it’s throw in the towel, I tried.

In business persistence is that thing that can make or break you.

That’s why you need grit. Don’t believe me?


Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania’s Duckworth Lab talks about grit:

“This reminds me of a study done of taxi drivers in 1997. When it's raining, everybody wants a taxi, and taxi drivers pick up a lot of fares. So if you're a taxi driver, the rational thing to do is to work more hours on a rainy day than on a sunny day because you're always busy so you're making more money per hour. But it turns out that on rainy days, taxi drivers work the fewest hours. They seem to have some figure in their head—"OK, every day I need to make $1,000"—and after they reach that goal, they go home. And on a rainy day, they get to that figure really quickly.”

“If, on the other hand, you are not just trying to reach a certain cut point but are trying to maximize your outcomes—you want to do as well as you possibly can—then there's no limit, ceiling, or threshold.”

THIS IS THE GRIT.


If you’re a person with grit and you just opened an Etsy shop or online business you don’t stop at 10 sales or 2 months of being open.

YOU KEEP GOING.

Did you have a time when your grit was showing? Did you push yourself in your business? Did you lose weight, pushing yourself beyond what you thought was possible? 

Share your results in the comments below or head on over to the Facebook page and share your grit story with #letmeseeyourgrit

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