Often times success is not about how smart you are or what resources you have. It's about your ability to work hard and overcome obstacles. Everyone experiences difficulties and challenges and it's an essential part of the progression of life. Developing the ability to overcome obstacles is one of the most important skills you can have. It enables you to use all of your other strengths and abilities to their fullest. Facing and overcoming adversity over and over teaches you how to develop grit which is the tenacity to persevere. No matter what the more times you persevere the more it eventually just becomes part of your character.
Instead of getting discouraged or giving up the next time you hit a roadblock, apply the following for how to develop the grit number one go after your interests
Make sure your goals align with the things you're actually interested in
Give yourself permission to chase your passions and what makes you happiest. Life is most fulfilling when you enjoy the journey and not just the end goal. When you choose to do something you enjoy, you'll be more motivated to accomplish the steps required to achieve your goals. You'll be more productive. Find creative ways to solve problems and not see your job as just a list of tasks to check off.
Pursuing what you love allows you to feel more fulfilled and you'll inspire others to go after their interests as well. You're also much more likely to succeed because you want to actually be where you're pushing yourself to go.
Redefine failure instead of seeing mistakes, setbacks or poor decisions as failures
Learn to find the lessons and opportunities in each of these moments. Remember that difficulties come not to obstruct but to instruct. Adversity shows you what you're made of. What is at the very core of your character the way? You become unstoppable by refusing to stop. It's a habit of mind and character that you develop by practicing persistence over and over until it becomes a permanent part of your character. Don't let the fear of being wrong or failing hinder you from reaching success. Every great venture begins with an act of faith like a step into the great unknown. See your grand goals not as overwhelming and vast, but as greatness that you'll achieve with small intentional steps. One by one, get ahead of obstacles too.
Be on the offensive by identifying obstacles and difficulties you'll have to overcome to achieve your goals. Organize them in the order of the size and importance and then arm yourself with the information and outlook the grit you'll need to master them.
Celebrate small victories
You also need to acknowledge all of your wins big or small all of your victories bring you one step closer to achieving success and it's important to celebrate them. This could mean treating yourself to something you enjoy or simply checking a completed step off your list. Create small measurable goals so you'll have more victories to celebrate.
Celebrating your successes makes you happy, proves to you that you're making progress motivates you to continue on and build your confidence. It reminds you that you're not waiting for someday to be happy and feel accomplished and finally
Focus on the bigger picture
Keep track of where you're headed and remind yourself of where you want to end up. Your ability to set goals and to make plans for their accomplishment is the master skill of success. Be clear about your goals but be flexible about the process of achieving them. Keep an open mind to changes and improvements. And be willing to accept feedback from your environment. Continue working hard because the obstacles you face are temporary, you will overcome them and succeed.
The thrill of achievement comes from overcoming adversity and the accomplishment of an important goal.