Lately, I’ve been all over the idea of grit. My high-schooler needs to research sources for a project on presidential campaigns? Good, it builds perseverance. My son’s rebbi insists my son say the Gemara more clearly in class? Great, he’ll learn persistence. My kids want to take piano lessons? You got it, it increases diligence and responsibility. My editor asks me to rework my carefully crafted article? I’m on it, because toiling to refine my writing only makes it stronger.