Grit must be trained, and though you weren’t trained in this way as a lad – in our modern society your parents would be locked up for training you to become a man as they did for centuries before us – you must train this way now.
The practice gameness does not mean that you should walk up to a giant human and attempt to beat their brains out. It may mean that you sign up to a boxing gym. Practice gameness may mean that you practice jumping at the chance of adventure despite any danger that may accompany it.
Accomplishment, love, real relationships, meaning, and purpose all have a single thing in common; they take time to develop. They cannot be fulfilled or felt instantly. We’re set up to expect things instantly. Want to watch a movie? Hop on Netflix and get one. There’s no such thing as ‘movie times’ or having to drive […]
If you want to know how to be grittier you’re at least on the right track. The desire to become tougher, to improve your resolve and your ability to persist is fed by desire. Sure, habits play their role, as does mindset, but your desire is what fuels both. A desire to become grittier is […]
Life isn’t easy. Accept that single fact and move on. ~Chad Howse If you want to do something of value and be someone of value you have to come to the understanding that life isn’t easy. It hasn’t been easy for anyone, at least anyone wanting to leave a fingerprint on the planet before they […]
It seems that our society is hell bent on teaching goodness and equality and fairness without putting much thought into the values and virtues that make greatness. Rewarding based on participation rather than merit does more damage than good. Creating an artificial, level playing field removes initiative and reward for going above and beyond. Trying […]
Life was never better, though I didn’t have time to stop and smell the roses as the savings were disappearing, the numbers counting down like New Years in New York. The work days were more of a marathon variety, lasting upwards of 17 hours, and I had no financial gains to show for my work, I […]
When John Wayne bellowed his first lines in the movie True Grit, you knew that Mattie Ross had found the man to hunt down her father’s killer, and bring him to justice. There was power in Wayne’s voice, though his words were few, and force in his stature. And nothing would stop this man once he […]