“Her strength is not in any physical attribute. It’s not even in any particular technique. It’s in her overwhelming desire to do what she needs to do to get better.” ~ Bruce Gemmell. Coach of the legendary Katie Ledecky
Read the article this quote came from here.
Regardless of whether you follow college basketball or not the NCAA Division 1 championship game between Villanova and UNC was a classic. I didn’t have a dog in the hunt but I watched the game because I love to see competitors in a championship moment. The outcome is history – Villanova won and UNC lost. In the last 15 seconds of the game both teams started raining down 3 point plays – back and forth in the most incomprehensible scenarios. The game winner was a 3 pointer at the buzzer by a player named Jenkins from Villanova.
But as you watch this video (regardless of who you were cheering for) I want you to watch for a sense of expectations of something great about to happen.
Sort of weird to think there’s a dark side of having Grit but it’s true.
Here’s a real life story:
Years ago we owned vending machines. They were truly a pain in the ass. I had to negotiate prices with stores, then had to do the leg work of lugging the food to the machines and loading them. Not to mention beg my way into offices to actually place the machine. On top of all it the business didn’t make any money. One day on a bike ride I was talking to my friend Mark, who was worth $500,000,000 at the time (half a BILLION) about what I was going to do now that I had gotten laid off from my job as a Network Engineer. I told him about my vending machine business and how it was going and his response was simply, “Z, I know you. You’re in the wrong business. Get out of it as fast as you can.” The
Until Friday I had never heard of this guy but just by appearances he looked like a skinny little bad ass. You should also know that I am not a fan of UFC – I have nothing against it, I’m just not a fan – I don’t follow the fighters or the matches. (Ronda Rousey got my attention but again she didn’t hold my attention to become a fan of the game.) I became a fan of this guy by Saturday morning. It happened in 3 steps.
I saw this photograph on the cover of SI.
I read this quote in the story on SI and thought, “…hmmm, I like that. Something I need to remember when I’m under the gun. Interesting new thought, who is this guy????” Let me learn more.
I watched this short video on SI Films. He does cuss but