By | Sivakumar Palaniappan | Thinkfluence Mastery Expert | Working With Organisations and Corporate Leaders in developing Thinking and Influencing Skills, and Leadership Mindsets in their Managers | Author | Professional Speaker | Executive Coach
What do you do when you feel like giving up?
I have gone through this often.
Suddenly amid everything, sometimes I feel like nothing is happening as expected. Frustrated with anger, I would desperately want to quit.
But then I remember the study from the University of Pennsylvania that showed “grit is the characteristic linked most closely to success”.
What is grit? – Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals despite significant obstacles.
I would think, why not use some grit…?
Here’s what I try to remind myself of when I feel like giving up…
1. Discomfort is temporary
As Lance Amstrong – the American cyclist, says, “Pain is temporary. If I quit, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?”.
When I remind myself that “Pain is temporary and your accomplishment is permanent”, I will again bounce back and start working.