GRIT! I always mention this character trait in my conversations with startup founders and entrepreneurs.

We emphasize the extreme value of this trait and how building discipline in what you do through habits and confidence can improve your persistence and will to do what you say.

Yes, you can develop GRIT! it is in your power. And you need it more than anything else when you are creating a successful startup.

And don’t forget: Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.

Here is a great article by our friend Aly Juma on “What Is Grit and why does it Matter” Worth the read.

What Is Grit and Why Does It Matter?


Why does grit matter?

One way to think about grit is to consider what grit isn’t.

Grit isn’t talent. Grit isn’t luck. Grit isn’t how intensely, for the moment, you want something.

Instead, grit is about having a goal you care about so much that it organizes and gives meaning to almost everything you do. And grit is holding steadfast to that goal over time. Even when you fall down. Even when you screw up. Even when progress toward that goal is halting or slow.

Talent and luck matter to success. But talent and luck are no guarantee of grit. And in the very long run, grit may matter as least as much, if not more, to what you achieve.

Develop “intense, persistent consistency”