Along the journey, obstacles are going to get in our way. We will fail at times, but it is how we respond to these defeats that defines who we really are. This passion and perseverance to overcome these challenges is called GRIT.
Regardless of our age, gender or coaching level, we can all ask ourselves these questions:
1) Why do we do what we do?
2) Who do we do it for?
3) How does it drive our daily actions?
Every business has a mission statement that explains their identity and what they are all about.
As coaches, we should have a firm understanding of our mission as well. By doing so, we are provided with a sense of direction, and it keeps us moving forward when things do not go our way. It helps us see the positives in every situation.
Not everyone will share our same vision. The circumstances around us and the opinions of others do not define us. It’s all about putting our head down and finding a way. That’s grit.
A mentor of mine once said, “Sometimes you will do good things and it still may not go your way. When that happens, keep doing good things”. Life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we react to it.
Our grit is a particular attitude, a mindset. When we get knocked down, we get back up. That’s grit. When critics say we can’t do it, we prove them wrong. That’s grit. When we fall in love with the process and refuse to get outworked every single day. That’s grit.
What drives us to be the best version of ourselves that we can be? We intend to use this website to help coaches find the answer to this question. Let our grit be our guide, and let’s go find out!