Recently, I’ve read a great book called, Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success by Angela Duckworth. My friend’s mother lent it to me to read and it was one of the most amazing books I have read in quite some time (not counting The Scarlet Pimpernel, of course, which is simply delightful). In her book, Angela Duckworth explains why talent is not necessarily a guarantor of success. Rather, she focuses on the idea that other factors can be even more crucial to our growth and achievement. She asserts that passion, commitment, and good old-fashioned “grit” are much more important when it comes to exceptional achievements.

So this leads us into our Friday Forum for the day. In your own personal experience what do you think is a great marker for achievement? How have you succeeded in your own life? And, finally, what habits would you recommend that people maintain and utilize in their daily activities to help them achieve wealth and success?

For myself my secret to daily achievement is to be “goal-digger”. Every morning I make a short, achievable list of things to accomplish that day. I usually only put 3-4 items on my list such as: “Finish paper on parenting skills, laundry, sweep clean the house, and meal plan for the week”, just as an example. I find that when I have achievable, important goals for the day, less slips through the gaps, I get more focused work done, and I feel more successful by the end of the day. If you can’t think of a goal, dig deeper until you find something to accomplish that day that will benefit yourself, your family, or your work.

Thanks for participating!