The world isn’t always a welcoming and supportive place for our biggest dreams. In recent years and even more in recent months, it seems to throw one new challenge at us after another. In the face of a raging pandemic, waves of civil unrest, and growing division in our communities and homes, we’re all flush with excuses to sit back and set aside our goals this year.
So how are some people able to keep moving forward and pushing through challenges during tough times like these?
I had a chance recently to interview Shannon Huffman Polson, author of The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World, to answer that question.
At age nineteen, Polson became the youngest woman to climb Denali, and went on to summit Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro. She served