"That’s the definition of grit; it’s not the most talented person or the smartest person. It’s the person that is willing to continuously work day in and day out and sacrifice things that no one else is, in order to get to the next level. ”
LINDSEY VONN, FOUNDER OF THE LINDSEY VONN FOUNDATION
Great starts with Grit
Grit is at the core of our identity. It is the determining factor that can set ambitious girls apart from everyone else. Intelligence and skill can only take us so far — if we put time in when no one else sees the value, that is when we can truly flourish as a strong leader. At the Lindsey Vonn Foundation, our central mission is to instill grit in young girls nationwide. When we take the opportunities that others look past, we can rise up against all odds and find empowerment within.
Below are several inspiring, insightful, and interesting stories that emphasize the importance of grit, determination, and finding the spark within. Stay gritty!