What is the “grind”?
I define the grind as the ability, determination and willingness to push through an obstacle, despite the unnerving challenges ahead.
This can be working hard at your job to finish a project deadline, working through the Nth hour on your small business or even anxiously pummeling your way to complete your last set of push ups.
As a wrestler and lifelong martial artist, I’ve sustained numerous injuries, puked my share of times after practice, and generally felt like giving up.
But I would always recall the “grind”. How could I look at myself and just quit? How could I allow myself to just stop when the going got tough?
Well, I can’t.
To grind through tough circumstances is what develops character, strength, heart and dedication. Some just don’t want to push past that due to perhaps fear, rejection, anxiety, you name it.
And remember, you can do it. You can grind through the pain.
And remember, when you do, cherish every moment. Because when you take a step back, you can say to yourself, “I did this. On my own”.
Grind through the circumstances. Grind through the challenges and obstacles that lie ahead. You’ll be proud of yourself for having done so.