Joannie Roachette is the epitome of true grit. Last night, two days after the sudden death of her mother, Joannie skated the short program of her career at the Olympics.
I’ve been talking about grit in the context of leadership. But grit is also a predictor of success. Some research suggests that grit is a better predictor of career success than talent or intelligence. The ability to lay it down in spite of overwhelming difficulties makes a difference.
Joannie has inspired me to be grittier.