If Grit Is the Key to “Success,” What Is the Key to Grit? (Part III)

By: Martin Grunburg So, we left Part II  wondering what are the positive habits (thought and action) that constitute GRIT? After some research, reverse engineering and a bit of collaboration, we’ve come to the conclusion that there are at least 10 positive habits of thought and action associated with the formation of your GRITTY character. […]

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If Grit Is the Key to “Success,” What Is the Key to Grit? (Part II)

  Let’s pick up right where we left off. By now you’ve watched the TED talk from the prior post. We start with the understanding and premise that GRIT is a character trait and that character traits are, in essence, habits. This is tremendous news, and we should all be encouraged to know that GRIT […]

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If Grit Is the Key to “Success,” What Is the Key to Grit? (Part I)

By: Martin Grunburg Aristotle first postulated that we are all born a blank slate, or “Tabla Rasa.” That is, our mindsets, beliefs and character traits are impressed upon us from birth by our families, social conditioning, upbringing and the totality of our experiences. “Nobody is born with grit,” I explained to my wife. She looked […]

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The Miracle Morning, Yo Pal Hal Brings Back Some Old School Personal Development Flavor

“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” ~Aristotle “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” ~Ben Franklin “No one who can rise before dawn 360 days a year fails to make his family rich.” ~Chinese proverb by: Martin […]

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It’s Both! Your (Habitual) Dichotomous Thinking is Killing You

“Take away the paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.” ~Soren Kirkegaard by: Martin Grunburg Professors are great;  the world certainly needs them. However, if there is one thing we know about professors (and this, I believe, is what our buddy Kierkegaard is getting at), it’s that they love to label things — […]

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Why a Password Changed this Man’s Life

Another perfect illustration of how habits help to drive goal achievement has gone terrifically viral. I’m very happy for the author and even more pleased about the exposure it’s given this simple idea of how HABITS help to drive GOAL achievement. This post has now been featured on Huffingtonpost.com, BusinessInsider.com, Lifehacker.com, USAToday.com, dailymail.co.uk, Reddit.com and […]

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Seek what they Sought

Seek not to follow in the footsteps of wise men; seek what they sought.” ~Basho By: Martin Grunburg After an incredible (albeit too-short) trip to Greece last week I had a fantastic opportunity to literally follow in the footsteps of some of the wisest of men; Socrates, Plato and Aristotle to name a few. If […]

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Naked and Afraid. It’s GoGo Time!

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ~Steve Jobs WHY GO – Indie-GoGo? Good question. Here are five great reasons to stand NAKED (as Jobs […]

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To Develop Mindfulness… You Must First Develop the Corresponding Habit

“The words of truth are always paradoxical.” ~Lao Tzu By: Martin Grunburg I just spent a half-day “workshop” with a Hindu spiritualist, essentially a “retired” monk whose name is Dandapani. A great young man who shared his particular practice for strengthening mindfulness and self-improvement. If I didn’t see it with my own two eyes I’m […]

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The Critical Habits & Goals Difference. Develop Habits to Serve your Goals and It’s all about Energy!

by: Martin Grunburg “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ~Nikola Tesla Think about habit for a moment. Now (quickly), what is the first associated thought or idea that pops in your head? Is it bad habits, like smoking, drinking or drugs? Or perhaps […]

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