It is not a word that is heard often when it comes to success. Words like talent, luck, opportunity, and others are more frequently used but seldom has the word grit been used when defining success.
In their book, Grit to Great, Thaler and Koval show how having grit, that determination factor, is what separates the good from the great.
By staying determined, one can achieve success where others fail. When the going gets tough, the gritty get tougher. It is this attitude that can propel one to greatness. It is this attitude that divides those who yield and those who yearn.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Crown Business in exchange for my honest review.