WHAT IS GRIT?
Being resilient is part of having grit. Grit is perseverance, but also the passion of being committed to goals. Those who can set long-term goals and follow through have an advantage in living a successful life.
Have you ever tried to bend a pencil? Pencils are rigid, which makes bending one near impossible. Are we ever like that sometimes--rigid, unable to bend? Resilience allows us to bend rather than break under pressure.
Resilience skills can be measured using the 7 C's Model for Positive Development, which monitors and reduces risk behaviors. It is based of peer-reviewed scientific studies and has been proven to be effective. The 7 C's are: Confidence, Competence, Connection, Character, Contribution, Coping, and Control.
We've broken down our keys to success into four steps. These steps are sustainable goal setting, knowing your helpers, breaking down challenges, and rewarding success.
You can remember it this way:
Meet Your Goals, Assess Your Support, Zap Your Barriers, Empower.