How Decisions Create Personal Grit


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Decisions are a funny thing, once you make them they seem to take on a life of their own.

A great example of this is when I was around 17 when I finally decided that my part time position as a warehouse assistant was not really the career path I had in mind. It was a role that I sort of fell into as a last resort after dropping out of further education and not something that held any real interest for me.

I was much more interested in what was going on in the back office and felt that my talents could be put to much better use in that area.

This prompted me to take a day off to join several employment agencies with a view to securing an office position. However all the agencies I approached went to great lengths to tell me I didn't have a hope in hell of getting into that field as I had neither the qualifications nor the experience.

After hearing this from several agencies I felt a little disheartened and headed home. While I was on the train thinking about my day and all the feedback I had received something quite strange happened, I heard the word “No!" in my mind.

All of a sudden I felt a shift in my being and my mind began focusing on my earlier decision to find an office position; I then felt a strange desire to visit my local job centre, (a government organisation that listed vacancies that were usually from companies who didn't want to pay commissions to private employment agencies. )

As I entered the offices I went straight to the boards that advertised office positions and picked up two cards that listed vacancies for office juniors and went over to the desk and asked to put forward for interviews.

Did I get either of the positions? No! But that didn't stop me as the next morning I picked up two more cards with office positions and requested interviews.

This continued for two about months and after over 50 interviews I finally secured a position as an invoice clerk in a haberdashery company.

Looking back at the experience it may seem that I was a very determined and focused person who was not going to give up, however in truth I was simply following through with my decision to get out of warehouse work and into something with more prospects. It never occurred to me give up after constantly being rejected during those two months; I had made my mind up and decided that this was what I was going to do.

I was prepared to go anywhere, do almost anything to achieve this goal and I was not going to give up.

Throughout our lives we are going to be faced with dilemmas and challenges and sometimes we will be required to do things that test us to our limits.

You may have to get up earlier, learn something new, move to a new location or behave in a different way and sometimes you may have to face your deepest fear.

If you ever find yourself in this situation remember this very simple principle:

Life will always reward those who are prepared to do what they have to do to get what they truly desire.

I'm not talking about breaking the law here or harming another person but simply getting you to recognise that in certain situations you may have to bite the bullet to get what you want.

If your goal is one that is worthy and something you value greatly then simply do what you have to do and blast through the obstacles that stand in your way.

T. D. McKenzie is the creator of The Mckenzie Mastery Process. Discover The Secret Word That Allows You To Erase Any Limiting Belief Permanently From Your Mind Within 90 Seconds. . . Even If It's Been A Part of Your Life Since You Were 5 Years Old!


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