5 Tips to Transform Ambition into Grit

The journey of life varies from one individual to another. Some have easy it whereas others experience tough times in making ends meet. Many people in the world faced with similar challenges. The process of using your ambition to achieve life goals can be difficult. Grit is the strength of mind that enables a person to endure hardship. Failure can lead to giving up on one's goals. Here are five tips to transform your ambition into grit.

Dream Big

Western Governors University encourages its students not only to swim with the elites, but to “rise above the competition”. Whether you want to be a consultant, own a start-up, become a successful investor, or join upper-level management, big ideas motivate people to achieve their life goals. Consider your reasons for pursuing your dream, anticipate the benefits, and imagine the resulting happiness or satisfaction in your life — let these images motivate you when you’re in a rut. However, keep in mind that these dreams should be reasonably achievable.

Make Smart Goals

Converting your dreams to goals. You should stipulate when you want to achieve it. Follow the SMART methodology (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) for setting your goals. Split your main purpose to smaller goals with timelines for completion of each goal. Visualize your goal and keep a constant reminder of your goal.


The technology age has brought its pros and cons. Time management and priority are critical in achieving your life goals. Planning your day for studying and prioritizing on important events mainly related to achieving your life goals is crucial. Limit your time on social media or gaming and allocate more time for physical exercise to meditate and recharge focus on your dreams

Choose a Positive Mindset

Working on your goals requires the right mindset. Believing in yourself and constantly reminding your mind that you can achieve it will ensure you ambition becomes a reality. Developing persistence and rising stronger each time you fail will make you capable of reaching your dreams, so surround yourself with motivational quotes (on your smartphone lock screen, a sticky note on your computer, a fridge magnet, etc.) to remind yourself of your inner strength. Whatever you do, giving up is not an option.

Find a Mentor

Finding a dependable mentor is a major step to achieving your life goals. Mentor will genuinely share their success story, wisdom, knowledge, skills, and expertise. Active life outlook offered by the mentor in their success will enable you to tackle difficulties and cease opportunities in life. The guider will provide a constructive feedback and new ideas in helping achieve goals.


In conclusion, dreaming big, setting goals, positive mindset, prioritizing your goals and finding the best mentors you will achieve your life goals.

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Comment by Keith D. Halperin on October 5, 2017 at 8:30pm

Thanks, Shae. As our friends at Despair.com say:

Get To Work


Give Up




Comment by Shae Holland on October 6, 2017 at 12:14pm

Haha! Those are great. Love demotivational quotes. XD

Comment by Keith D. Halperin on October 6, 2017 at 6:08pm

Thank you, Shae. I hope nobody actually takes them to heart- well, ALMOST nobody....

I look forward to more from you....


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