“Easy is not an option. No days off. Never Quit. Be Fearless. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.”

—Usain Bolt

Grit is not about mindlessly pushing a boulder uphill. It requires hours of deliberate practice to improve results. Grit is personal and should be guided by coaches to constantly seek harder challenges. Automation, equilibrium and eventual atrophy are the natural progressions of all things. Grit is our conscious effort to fight that state. Grit is all about reaching your potential. It is a long, gradual, endless process.

That is why most people quit. That is why you shouldn’t.

Three Key Areas

Specific Adaptation of Imposed Demands

You will get better at what you work on. Expertise, education and hard work is domain specific. You cannot reach the summit of one mountain and leap to the next. You must start again at the bottom and climb up.

Overnight Success Takes Years

Even the most accomplished virtuoso on the piano at a young age was not born knowing how to play the instrument. Their aptitude would be unrealized without hours, days and years of deliberate, challenging practice. If you aren’t getting the results you want, perhaps you are not working intensively enough in the right way.

Decrease Functional Reserve

High performers seek out rigorous challenges, competition and coaching to decrease the gap between their potential and actual performance. It does no good to only raise potential. Performers be disciplined, kinetic and dynamic to continuously improve.

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“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

— Aristotle

ART.    SCIENCE.   GRIT.

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