Grit is my favorite human characteristic. It’s an interesting one, and I think it’s easiest to see at the gym. How you respond when you’re dead tired and still have a hill to climb is important.
For what it’s worth, I haven’t been to the gym in 18 months.
I think about hard work, grit, and running through walls.
Hard work is table stakes.
Grit means how you feel isn’t as important as getting where you’re going. I think grit can be learned, but not taught. It’s internal.
Running through walls requires intense clarity on where you’re going – and a ton of grit.
If you find yourself in a room with no doors, you have to be clear on which wall you’re going to run through.