Over the years of my working with entrepreneurs and business owners, there have been many traits that made them successful. However, the one that has stood out as common among the most successful ones is a willingness to “grind.”
Call it persistence, stick-to-it-iveness, a never-quit mentality or what have you, this loving-the-grind has gotten them past the difficult times when capital was in short supply, product development was behind and the future looked dark.
Having a just-keep-grinding mentality helped each of them overcome it all. For some of them, this willingness was driven by their faith. Others had that single passion for what the were trying to accomplish. Many more simply were afraid or unwilling to fail. Whatever the motivation, loving the grind showed up in each of them.