Grit and The Power of Perseverance

Grit is defined as perseverance and passion for long term goals.” Wikipedia

Dan Ehler of Rubicon Mortgage Advisors joins Joey and Jason, with the theme of today’s episode being the importance of resilience and ‘bouncebackability’ – ensuring one turns every failure into a win and a means to develop as a person.

Dan explains that the primary cause of being people failing to take action is fear – but failure is nothing to fear, as the more you have, the tougher you get. Taking action and ‘failing forward’ is the only way to figure it out, become better and yield success.

Bumps in the road are an inevitability and the worst possible course of action is to get sucked into a vortex of things you can’t control, as they can freeze you and render you useless. Don’t dwell on the bumps – press the reset button and start again. No marathon runner enjoys every mile of their run – and the same applies to day to day life.

As Mel Robbins will tell you, the ‘555’ technique often puts your particular challenge at any one time into perspective: will it matter in 5 minutes? Will it matter in 5 days? Will it matter in 5 years? Own your mistakes, and relish them, because you will learn from them, and they will help you recover and grow.

Links – Dan Ehler’s 114 year old grandmother, a perfect example of resilience and grit.

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