Grit, stamina, determination, resilience… are some of the most repeated words that we say and hear in regards to achieving.
I think we are missing one word which might be of top importance:
And in specific – self-discipline.
To show up, eat the dirt, and then show up again, set goals and then make them happen, be there when everyone else has left the building, stay consistent even when it doesn’t work out exactly the way it was planned… a person can do it only if her/his will to achieve is so strong that she/he is going to kick her/himself in the behind to keep going.
It’s hard, and we find excuses why not, but if we really want to be happy about our achievements 12 months from now, discipline should be our secret sauce.