● When you’re struggling with being creative, break out of your normal day-to-day routine. Do something different.
● Use the scenario analysis mental model to start your day. Mentally rehearsing for challenges that may come up will ensure that you are more prepared when these situations do occur.
● Picture yourself achieving your goals and how you will get there. Be honest and realistic in these visualizations. Leave room for setbacks.
● Write your goals down and track your progress. Few things are more motivating than being able to see tangibly how you’re moving closer to where you want to be.
● If you end up missing a day or two of your new habit, don’t make excuses for yourself and don’t beat yourself up. Just get back into it as soon as you can.
● Again, celebrate your victories!
What can you do today to start becoming more mentally tough? Do you know what you want or do you need to sit down and prioritize your goals using some of the mental models we’ve discussed?
Do you know what tasks or habits you want to introduce to your daily routine to accomplish your goals? Do you have an accountability partner who will call you out when you don’t accomplish that task?
You can be a person with grit. Your success is up to you and how hard you’re willing to work for it. Leave behind the misconception that you’re not talented enough or experienced enough, and start believing this: you are already on your way to where you want to end up.