“Grit” is a buzz word; we have a hard time tying down exactly what we mean by it, or even if we share a common understanding. Earlier this year we had a lengthy discussion in this blog space about “grit”.
Check out this short piece from CBS Channel 9 LA yesterday; I think you will agree that, whatever “grit” is, this is a piece of it. Am I biased? Hell yes. What does she have that the rest of us don’t? Can it be extracted, analyzed, taught, learned, acquired? Can it even be understood? I don’t know. I do know that of all the athletes in the world competing at this level, or at any level that requires this level of physical commitment, there cannot be a handful, if that many, that are doing it in pain every time they take a step.
Has to be grit in that.