What We Learned This Year 2012 #8: GRIT. - Sean Topping and Holly Menges

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To be honest, (generally a good thing but it sometimes gets us in trouble) and for reasons both personal and professional, this year was a really really really really tough year. What we learned, is that we aptly named our company without fulling realizing it. This year has taken more grit than any other year we can recall.

The learnings we'd like to pass on to you is simply that we all have grit, and you probably don't know how much you have until you are tested. So if you are afraid to take a risk, to go for a job, quit a job, start a company, put your creative work on display for public critique, or ask for help, or admit you are in pain or scared or whatever it is— don't be afraid. It just matters that you put something out there. You will be able to handle whatever comes back. You are stronger than you think. And there are people who love you who make you even stronger.

Take care of each other out there.

To read the entire 2012 'What I Learned' series, click this.


Beautifully and simply said...and yes I will have drinks with you.

Coming off of a particularly hard year myself, I couldn't agree more. Well said, happy holidays and best of luck.

“Austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the smallest of us and rarely fails its purpose, for it’s solid power grows irresistibly greater with time.”

Does Grit have any clients?

Great shooting for you guys. You live the advice you give. Mad respect! Here's to 2013!


I miss the wagon wheel coffee table II. You either got this or that or you do not. Schucks.

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