Your life will get busy.

If not this week, then next week, or the week after that, or sometime in the future.

It's inevitable that things will eventually unhinge, problems will occur, or something unexpected will happen: life is uncertain.

And at some point in the future, your focus will shift entirely to the few urgent things right in front of you, and the less urgent (but often more important) projects will fall by the wayside.

When things get busy, projects and plans start breaking.


There are lots of people starting things every day.

This can seem overwhelming to the person looking to enter the arena.  After all, with all this competition, what are the chances that you can make it - that you will succeed where so many fail?

Simple: there are lots of people starting, but very few finish, and even fewer ship.

The reason?  Most people don't commit.

When things start breaking, they quit.

And because most quit, there's a lot less competition than you might imagine.

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence... [Think and Grow Rich]


To build your empire, you don't have to be the most talented, the smartest, or the most creative.

All it requires is that you take one small action every day, no matter what.

All you need is grit - the resolve to finish, even (especially) when things start breaking.

The weakest person with grit will always outlast the strongest person with zero resolve.

So don't focus on creating the perfect schedule or setting up the most efficient and productive routine - life will get in the way.

Instead, focus on the one thing that really matters - the one thing you have complete control over - your work.

Do it every day and see your project through to the end, regardless of what life throws at you.

When things start breaking, have the resolve to finish; have grit.

Your life's work depends on it.

Never give in, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to a force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. [Winston Churchill]


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2 comments on “grit”

  1. Tom, I read your stuff(and pass on) religiously...well done!
    You need an agent. Move over Tim Ferris, Tony instigator of major proportion is heading your way.

    1. Thanks so much for the compliment and for spreading the word! It's only a matter of time until I do (grit will help me get there) 🙂

      Thanks again for reading and commenting!