I came up with the title and concept of “Get Some Grit” because I spent the majority of my college years getting in my own way, and I believe that our trials exist to make other people’s lives easier. We all know that talent is important, but we know it takes more than talent. When I look at artists who realize long term, sustained success, there seems to be an “IT” factor – GRIT!
It pushes CEOs to forsake nearly everything else in their lives to reach their professional goals. It pushes the athlete to do ten extra pushups when their arms are screaming in pain. Grit drives longer practice sessions, fuels longer commutes, more hours in the library, and so on…
But grit also has a dark side. When you risk everything in your life for the good of your company, bad things can happen at home. Athletes can overtrain and hurt themselves. Longer practice sessions and longer commutes mean less sleep. When our drive to be the best takes over our lives, it’s time to put things back into perspective.
Do you feel like no one “gets it?” Are you out of control and need some balance? Come along with me each week as I discuss topics that I believe shape and impact our ability to cultivate and increase our grittiness through stories, anecdotes, and the occasional interview.