It’s all about the Grind
"Being a part of a team, teaches you values of life. It teaches you how to handle adversity, success, and how to work tirelessly to become as great as you can be. To work on something you love will never feel like a must do thing. It feels like a want to do thing. If you want to grind, and you want to work, you have found something you love. When you love something, no matter what it is, a person, a sport, anything, you will work constantly to become the best version of yourself to be successful. But it doesn’t work like that all the time. Life throws obstacles your way. You never know when or what it will be but that’s life. And in this life you can crumble at the face of adversity or rise above it stronger than ever before. But that is YOUR choice. No one can do it for you. No one can want it for you. You have to want it for yourself. You want to perfect your craft, or become the absolute best at whatever it may be. There’s a mentality you need to carry through life, “whether it is hell or high water, I need to get this done.” No one is going to wait for you in life, no one owes you anything in life, so go out and earn it. Work every single day and when you’re tired and you feel like you have nothing left in the tank, that is when you have to push through mentally and tell yourself you will get it done. There is nothing in life you cannot do if you truly believe in it. Although it may be unrealistic, or seem unattainable, it is up to you to grind as hard as you possibly can to achieve what was seemingly impossible. And when you do, all the work, put in all the time, all the sacrifices you made will be worth it and you can look at yourself in the mirror and know you put everything you had into being the best and at the end of the day, that’s all you can do."
- A piece from John Michel