What do you think when you come across men who possess an unwavering determination, resilience, and an unyielding spirit? Do you recognize yourself in these individuals? Do you feel inspired to be more like them? What do you call this extraordinary quality that some men exhibit and others struggle with?

I call it Grit.  Are you a man you has Grit?

I believe the ability to develop and exhibit grit plays a pivotal role in shaping a man’s life. It encompasses the ability to persevere in the face of challenges, maintain long-term goals, and bounce back from failures.

In short, grit has a transformative impact on our lives as men.

I define grit as the combination of passion and perseverance in the pursuit of long-term goals. It involves having the determination to overcome obstacles, staying committed to one’s objectives, and persisting even when faced with setbacks.

Grit is the inner strength that propels us forward, enabling us to withstand adversity and achieve success.

Here are what I consider the 5 Attributes of Grit.

  1. Perseverance: Gritty men exhibit a remarkable ability to persist and work diligently towards our goals. Grit reflects our strong work ethic, refusing to be deterred by obstacles or temporary setbacks.
  2. Resilience: Grit empowers us to bounce back from failures, disappointments, and setbacks. We view challenges as opportunities for growth, learning, and self-improvement, rather than as roadblocks.
  3. Passion: Passion is the fuel that ignites the flame of grit. Men with grit are deeply passionate about our aspirations, which drives our determination and unwavering commitment to achieving our goals.
  4. Self-Discipline: Gritty men possess self-discipline, the ability to regulate our actions and impulses. They understand the importance of delayed gratification, making sacrifices, and staying focused on long-term objectives.
  5. Optimism: A gritty man maintains an optimistic outlook, even in the face of adversity. We view setbacks as temporary hurdles and maintain a belief that we can overcome any challenge that comes our way.

On a scale of 1-5, how much grit are you demonstrating today in each of these areas?

It is an important assessment to make, men, because grit serves as a guiding force that propels us towards success. We want to develop this quality of grit; have more of it.


It enables us to tackle complex problems, endure arduous journeys, and persevere in the face of daunting obstacles. Grit provides the mental and emotional stamina needed for us to weather the storms of life, helping us navigate through the uncertainties and pitfalls that may arise. It fosters personal growth, resilience, and the development of essential life skills.

I believe that there is a transformative impact from grit: Having grit can make all the difference between achieving success or falling victim to life’s challenges.

Here’s how grit transforms our lives:

  1. Overcoming Failure: Grit allows us to view failures as stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks. It gives us the strength to learn from mistakes, adapt, and persevere until success is achieved.
  2. Building Resilience: Gritty men possess the resilience to withstand setbacks and adversity. We bounce back stronger, utilizing our setbacks as valuable learning experiences.
  3. Goal Achievement: Grit helps us maintain focus and pursue our goals relentlessly. It instills a sense of discipline and determination, providing the necessary drive to accomplish long-term objectives.
  4. Emotional Well-being: Grit fosters emotional strength and stability. It equips us with the tools to cope with stress, anxiety, and challenges, leading to improved mental well-being.
  5. Inspiring Others: Men with grit inspire those around them. Our unwavering determination and resilience act as a beacon of hope and motivate others to pursue their own dreams.

Grit is not an inherent trait but rather a quality that can be nurtured and developed. Its importance in a man’s life cannot be overstated.

Grit enables us to get things done…to complete the task…to successfully meet the challenge.

Grit helps us to rise above adversity, overcome obstacles, and achieve extraordinary success. It empowers you and I to persist when others may falter, to keep pushing forward when faced with adversity, and to never settle for mediocrity.

In a world where instant gratification and quick fixes are often sought after, the value of grit stands out even more.

Men with grit understand that success is not an overnight phenomenon, but rather a result of consistent effort, perseverance, and a refusal to give up. We embrace the long and sometimes arduous journey towards our goals, knowing that the rewards at the end are worth every ounce of effort invested.

Moreover, the impact of grit extends beyond our personal success. Gritty men become role models, inspiring and influencing those around us.

Our unwavering commitment and resilience serve as a source of motivation and encouragement for others to pursue their own aspirations. By embodying grit, we can create a ripple effect, fostering a culture of determination, perseverance, and achievement.

Developing grit is a lifelong process.

Here are a few strategies to cultivate and strengthen this invaluable trait:

  1. Cultivate a Growth Mindset: Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. Adopt a mindset that believes abilities can be developed through dedication and effort.
  2. Set Meaningful Goals: Establish clear and meaningful long-term goals that align with your passions and values. Break them down into smaller, actionable steps and work consistently towards them.
  3. Embrace Failure as a Learning Opportunity: View failures and setbacks as stepping stones towards success. Analyze what went wrong, learn from mistakes, and adjust your approach accordingly.
  4. Develop Self-Discipline: Practice self-discipline in various aspects of your life. Set routines, prioritize tasks, and resist the temptation of instant gratification.
  5. Seek Support and Accountability: Surround yourself with individuals who embody grit and provide support and encouragement along the way. Seek accountability partners who can help you stay focused and committed.
  6. Practice Resilience: Develop the ability to bounce back from failures and setbacks. Cultivate a positive mindset, maintain perspective, and practice self-care to build emotional resilience.

By embodying grit, we can transcend limitations, achieve our goals, and inspire others to do the same. So men, I am inviting you to embrace the power of grit in your own being, and let it propel you towards a life of fulfillment, achievement, and unwavering strength!


Author: Todd Gorishek

Todd is a certified Men’s Life Coach, an entrepreneur, a licensed healthcare professional, a husband, a father, and a world traveler. His mission is to co-create a strong and compassionate world by facilitating transformation through understanding, trust, and empowerment.

He received his professional Life Coaching education from Newfield Network, a certified Life Coach training school, and is a member of the International Coach Federation.