Perseverance in the face of change

by | Jan 19, 2018 | Leadership

James Hereford, Fairview’s CEO, recently sent a message to all employees about the need for grit. “To get to where we are today has taken tremendous grit and to get where we’re going is going to take a heck of a lot more,” he said referring to our organization’s ongoing transformation. He defines grit as a combination of enthusiasm and perseverance.

Here are four ways you can increase your perseverance and stay enthusiastic along the way:

  1. Anticipate. Set aside time to anticipate challenges. Ask yourself “What if…” and then “What would I do…” and integrate the answers into your plans.
  2. Be realistically optimistic. Problems will happen. The key is to identify the possibilities in those problems and turn them into opportunities.
  3. Stay focused.  Decide where you place your energy so that short-term priorities do not overwhelm your long term goals. Check in with yourself bi-weekly on what you’ve accomplished and re-focus.
  4. Reflect and Recognize. Take a moment to identify a current challenge you’re facing and use these ideas to persevere.

Take a moment to identify a current challenge you’re facing and use these ideas to persevere.

 

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