No one is born with the gift of grind.  It is learned through observation, intimidation and necessity.  We are given 17,000 days of life.  17,000 chances to decide what we will do with this beautiful gift of time.  Will we do everything we can to make it easy?  Will we avoid the difficult, the uncomfortable, the unusual?  Will we let the insignificant consume us, depress us, overwhelm us?  Or will we grind.  Will we make choices to work toward something that matters?  Will we spend this series of minutes, hours, days making our selves better?  Will our 17,000 days count?  Be remembered?  Make a difference?  Mine will.