*Originally posted back in May 7, 2017 after leaving my corporate job
What is the “grind”?
My definition of the “grind” is 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?
To grind through tough circumstances is what develops character, strength, heart, and dedication.
It can be hard though.
Fear, rejection, and anxiety. We all face it.
But what’s important is to remember we will endure it.
We will get past it.
You can grind through the pain.
And remember, when you do, cherish every moment.
Soak it all in.
You earned it.
Because when you take a step back, you tell yourself, “I did this. On my own”.
Grind through the circumstances.
Grind through the challenges and obstacles that lie up ahead.
You’ll be proud of yourself for having done so.