Good Grit vs. Bad Grit


Reposted from Leadership Freak:

I’ve been the victim of bad grit. You have too. We’ve put our heads down, closed our minds, and plowed forward. In the process we hurt ourselves and others. Bad grit is one reason last year’s frustrations persist.

Paul Stoltz says, “Good grit is the relentless pursuing of things that are ultimately beneficial to you and (ideally) others. Bad grit is the opposite.” There are four dimensions of GRIT:

  • Growth: Your propensity to seek and consider new ideas, additional alternatives, different approaches, and fresh perspectives.
  • Resilience: Your capacity to respond constructively and ideally make good use of all kinds of adversity.
  • Instinct: Your gut-level capacity to pursue the right goals in the best and smartest ways.
  • Tenacity: The degree to which you persist, commit to, stick with, and relentlessly go after whatever you choose to achieve.

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