…rs just skimmed this post for “the one thing” answer and a lot checked out after reading it, like: “yeah yeah yeah okay— I get it!” Which is adorably ironic, because they don’t. Many of us — myself included, often — don’t internalize what perseverance, grit and relentlessness means enough to harness it.
Yeah, that’s it. Grit is like — you gonna have to shoot me if you want me to stop, cause I ain’t stopping. For no one. The person who can stop me ain’t been born yet.
There’s a Will Smith snippet I really like. He says… the difference between me and other people is I ain’t afraid to die on a treadmill. You and me get on a treadmill and one of 2 things is gonna happen. You’re gonna get off first — or I’m gonna die on the treadmill. That’s grit.