The most elite of humans want and know how to endure hell. They crave it, they take pride it, and they want to learn from it. Anything less only offends their sense of honor.
- The Marines pushed into the dangerous territory of Iwo Jima
- Ernest Shackleton explored the treacherous South Pole
- Leonidas stood defensive against the Persians even being grossly outnumbered
All of these heroes purposely endured hell for the misery to experience the triumph and honor on the other side. It’s a unique trait who only a few embrace. These men and women may seem a bit insane, but there is a lot we can learn from them.
Winston Churchill once said “Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” Men and women who have no guts fail. They fail every single day. But what separates the winners from the losers is that they keep getting back up again and again prepared to fight another day. They have character and perseverance.
This drive and determination produces a stamina unlike the masses. They are like a local motive that just keeps grinding away down the long hellish road of failure – pushing with its head down.
Builds Mental Toughness
Pushing forward is only possible because of grit and the relentless pursuit of perfection. The gritty have experienced every pain, every frustration, every short coming but they know there is something profound and truly worthwhile at the finish line.
If you want to be a gritty person, you better be prepared to embrace hell.