I attended an event this week and was inspired to hear the determination of a startup founder to achieve success. At 50 and with 4 children at ages ranging from 12-20, she told her husband she would be quitting her well paid job to build her startup. 

Her grit I believe came from a strong sense of WHY she set out to build her product. She knew from her own experience how valuable her software would help reduce risks within large infrastructure projects.   

I still remember her statement, “I know this startup is going to be successful and I will make it happen!”. 

Her impressive grit and determination has overcome multiple obstacles and taken her to within striking distance of great success. It has inspired me to have a strong WHY so that I can develop similar grit!