Brendon Burchard

How to Develop “Grit”

Summary

How do develop more “grit”?

“Grit” is supposedly “passion + purpose,” best defined by Angela Duckworth’s wonderful book “Grit.” The only thing obvious to any practitioner in change that Duckworth missed was “people skills.” Still, supporting the most common sense ever taught in personal development – be passionate and keep working hard and smart – with actual science is a step forward.

At a practical level, people ask me how to build grit, so here’s four simple ideas that complement the basics of grit research:

1.

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Brendon Burchard

How to Develop a Growth Mindset

Summary

How do develop a growth mindset?

Everyone is talking about a growth mindset these days, thanks to Carol Dweck’s excellent book Mindset. But of course, having a growth mindset has been the main message of all personal development for over 1000 years. Here’s my suggestions:

1. Believe in your ability to figure things out.

2. Question your negative assumptions.

3. Create your own curriculum for skill development.

4. Honor the struggle.

Watch the video above for the full lesson so that you can continue living #TheChargedLife!

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Brendon Burchard

Opportunity Overwhelm? Do this.

Summary

How do choose which opportunities to chase?

Choosing between a bad opportunity and a good one is easy.

But choosing between two GOOD opportunities can be tough.

Next time, consider rating each of the following factors on a scale of 1-10 (one being bad, 10 being awesome), for each opportunity:

1. Return on Investment 2. Future Value 3. Personal Development 4. Lifestyle 5. Emotional Well-being 6. Social/Community

After rating on these categories on a scale of 1 to 10, and then adding them up,

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Brendon Burchard

How to Let Go

Summary

How do you let go?

To help you let go of negative experiences (or even positive experiences that should now be let go to move on to what’s even more right), try this:

Ask, “What have I learned from this about

(a) how I want to be treated, (b) how I want to treat others, (c) what I really want now.”

Watch the rest of the video for full instruction so that you can fully embrace #TheChargedLife!

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