February 7, 2013
"GRIT: It Separates the Successful People From the "Rest"
by John Leonard
Grit...The quality of going back at a problem, again and again, until you overcome. Everyone successful in any field has a Grit story to tell.
Parents always tell me, when I ask "why are you successful in life?" some version of the "walk ten miles to school through the snow...barefoot."
Then when I ask them why they "don't want their children to go through all that?"…I get blank stares. They reflexively want to make life "easier" for their children.
When they think about it, they realize that it's the overcoming the adversity, that gave them their "Grit".
We've all been that foolish parent from time to time, so don't feel badly.
"Great Resiliency Is Terrific"
All the best,