Grit isn’t easy to learn—there aren’t any grit classes offered in schools. So I asked one friend who climbs El Capitan if grit can be taught. He said, “The only way to learn grit is to get out there and get your ass kicked. You have to suffer and you have to fail.” Grit isn’t something that you’ll find in an online course. It’s gained while in pursuit of something big. Grit requires belief that it can be done. That’s why having someone to look up to can help. It also helps to be reminded that grit is in the secret sauce for success.