I still sweat. My guts are still grinding out there. Sometimes I have enough cotton in my mouth to knit a sweater.
As an Iowa State basketball fan I was expecting a victory against Texas Tech the other day. When I turned on the game in the second half I saw they were down double digits. Iowa State was ranked number 9 and Texas Tech was the worst team in the conference, so you would expect an easy win. They did climb back to make it a close game but in the end it was a defeat. Similar to our work world the team needs to find a way to win, to grind it out. They didn’t make that happen. Success requires work and time or grinding it out.
How I learned to grind
When I was younger and wanted to play football I knew many guys who would lift weights to make them stronger to play. I remember seeing my brother get up early and go into the weight room. I know the first time I went into the weight room as an eighth grader, I was intimidated by the older kids and the weight they would lift. I wasn’t sure what I was doing but, I asked questions and watched the others. Getting up early wasn’t fun either, but as time went by I became used to it. I slowly learned to grind it out and hustle to make progress to becoming a stronger football player. As a sophomore I was able to start on the varsity team as a result of all this hard work.
: to keep doing something even though it is difficult or boring : to work at something in a steady, determined way