Grit: Why most people aren’t successful


Have you ever thought to yourself, “I can’t do it! I’m not smart enough, I’m not strong enough, I wasn’t born with talent.”?

I want to share this video with you and hear your thoughts after.

I’ve been saying this for a long time. Every person has the ability to work toward what they want to be. The reason why so many of us are lost is, we don’t have a clear idea why we desire things.

I want you guys to ask yourself. Why do you want to be _____? Why do you want a different lifestyle? What is making you uncomfortable right now that you want to change? Once you know exactly why you want this to happen, you will build that “grit”.

I love these quotes from the video.

“The belief the ability to learn is not fixed, you can change it with effort.”

“Failure is not a permanent condition”

This week, I want y’all to really ask yourselves. Why do you want this? You give yourself a big enough reason to care, you will build that motivation to work toward that goal.


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4 thoughts on “Grit: Why most people aren’t successful

  • October 10, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I want what I want because I know it will make me a happier person and will give me a more positive lifestyle. I want this because of the negativity surrounding me where I am right now in life. I want to change this so that I can control my own life, do what I want, and be who I want to be/who I really am. To express myself and no longer be bottled up!

  • October 20, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I want to be in the film industry. I, like many others, do not want a life playing it safe and living as a standard person. I want to change the dullness of my daily life and to stop the monetary struggle I see in my family’s eyes.
    Why do I want this?
    I’ve lived my life as a shy kid, cowering in the fear of the unknown and i hate it. Because of my lifestyle, many opportunities were lost because i was afraid. Its time i challenge myself, express myself, pursue the impossible and stop giving a FUCK about anyone else. Joe, I don’t know if you will read this, but I recently watched the “JKF Quits” video. Thanks for inspiring thousands, including myself of course. I look forward to your future endeavors in the feature length film industry and I vow to you, someday I will work alongside you :). Lets show Hollywood that Asians can make movies too.

  • January 24, 2015 at 4:59 am

    OMG!! “I can’t do it! I’m not smart enough, I’m not strong enough, I wasn’t born with talent.” THIS IS SO ME!! like all the time unfortunately. With social medias like Instagram, and even Youtube, I cannot help but compare myself with so many other who seem to be prettier, funnier, more creative and talented that I just tell myself, I am not good enough. But that mindset is going to change!
    Thank you so much JOE!

  • February 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Feeling like what you are doing has meaning is the best motivator. The idea of meaningful work is hard to define but can be broadly categorised as why you do something, the why is far more important than the what. This is whee many student struggle, when your in school if you don’t know what you wan to do or where you fit it can seem like there is no meaning in what you’re doing, you loose sight of why you’re doing something. Your told you work for money, that is the why, but many studies have shown that people would take a pay cut if they felt their work had more meaning. Theres definitely many discrepancies between what we’re told growing, how we’re taught to achieve success and what that means, and what will actually push us to succeed and what success really is. I want to build a business that will benefit not only me but my community.


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