As Angela Duckworth, author of Grit, guided us, we must rhetorically ask, "Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit."
To me, grit is the hard work. The work beyond the demands of the job or the standards of the responsibility. It's that little extra that pushes you beyond the productivity or status quo. That grit shows your character through courage, resolve, discipline and resilience.
But what about the glue? Grit is great in life (and in sports) but without that adhesive substance bringing materials together, is grit going to show results? It might. Without having those pieces join together, will the productivity we wish to occur, actually take place?
To have grit is the foundational support in striving for greatness. Grit will take your motor and rev your engine more than your natural talent could have provided you, but glue will tie the loose ends by fastening them together with a completely cohesive strategy that will produce results you can be proud of and that is why we have Grit & Glue.