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Things to Think About: The Three Most Important Things to Know About Success

Things to Think About
By Pepper de Callier

The Three Most Important Things to Know About Success

People, for decades have said that the three most important things to know when buying real estate are: location, location, location.

When it comes to the three most important things to know about success, they are:  grit, grit, grit.

For those of you who are new to the word grit, I offer the following definition from Wikipedia.

Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal or end state, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective.” 

Now, here’s my definition.  Grit has nothing to do with intellect, or how smart someone is. Grit is a feeling deep in one’s gut that just won’t let them give up.  It’s there because they want something so badly, so completely, that they can actually see it and almost feel it.  They know why it’s important; they know exactly what its accomplishment will mean to them, and its accomplishment means so much to them that its quest becomes truly a part of who they are.  It defines them and becomes all-consuming.  This is grit.

Now, let me ask you this, as a reality check.  You know that thing you’ve been thinking about--the thing that you’d like to be successful in?  On a scale of 1 to 10, where is your “grit” factor?  That number also represents the likelihood of your actually succeeding in accomplishing whatever it is.

Till next time…  

About the Author: Founder and Executive Director of Prague Leadership Institute, which was named “Best Corporate Leadership Coach Europe—2015”, by U.K. based Corporate Vision, Pepper de Callier, is one of the most respected senior executive coaches and authorities on leadership in Europe. Learn more about him at / 

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