To continue to show up despite the curveballs, the setbacks, the disappointments, and to approach life with a YES! attitude takes grit, tenacity, determination, and perseverance. These are attributes that foster what I call the YES! filled mindset, and promote empowered action steps that propel you to show up no matter what!
These attributes are extremely important now as we are dealing with so many unknowns-ups, downs, twists, and turns collectively, globally, and personally. I have found that when we are the hardest hit-grit, determination, tenacity, and perseverance can help us to not quit. To keep showing up despite our fear, frustration, aggravation, and our own negative self-talk can be difficult, but it is absolutely possible especially when you create a mindset that encourages you to look for and focus on the YES! rather than the NOs.
Three ways to create a mindset that fosters the attributes of grit, tenacity, determination, and perseverance are:
- Internal Dialogue- Begin to pay attention to your inner thoughts. Once you are aware of your inner dialogue, then you can turn the negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions into ones that are more positive. This will help you to create forward momentum.
- Movement- When you are feeling stuck and like you can’t keep going, begin to move your body in any way that is safe for you, feels good, and is medically cleared by your doctor. As Erin Stutland says, “Movement in your body, creates movement in your mind.”
- Baby Steps- You will find that by showing up in small ways over time, you will create a habit of rising up to challenges with grit, tenacity, determination, and perseverance.
These are some ways you can begin to use these attributes that are integral to the YES! Filled Mindset to promote empowered action.
YES! you can, and YES! you will show up no matter what! The traits of grit, tenacity, determination, and perseverance will be your anchor to ground you in knowing that you will continue to show up despite your challenges with courage, strength, and resiliency!