By asking ‘who is successful here and why?’, in her TED talk, Angela Lee Duckworth identifies ‘Grit’ as one of the key predictors of success. She defines Grit as ‘Passion and perseverance for long term goals. Having stamina and sticking with your future, day in day out. Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint’.
Of course, setting goals is one thing, sticking with them is another - so energise your journey by make it more enjoyable and your goals more achievable. One way of doing this is by noticing successes along the way - how far you’ve come. Identify what’s working and what you contributed, ask yourself : ‘On a scale of 1-10, where am I now, and what’s got me so high?’. And ‘What’s the next step that will take me forward?’ . If you're running a marathon there’s so much more to pay attention to than the finish line.