HOW ELITE CHEERLEADERS USE GRIT TO BECOME CHAMPIONS
by Jeff Benson
ARE YOU STRIVING FOR TALENT OR FOR GRIT?
Would you rather be the athlete who barely has to practice; walks into the gym with hyperextended jumps, crazy flexibility, can nail their elite tumbling pass, and is the most talented person on the team? Or Would you rather be the hardest worker on the team who works for everything they have; the first person at practice and the last one to leave? The athlete who asks their coach for feedback on how to improve, pays attention to the little details and never stops working? We talk about the beauty and wonder of talent all the time. Whether it be in school, athletics, music, etc. Though we know it when we see it, like the color blue, sometimes it’s hard to define. For most, they would describe it as the ability to learn things quickly and easily.