Sport taught me that duration builds, intensity sharpens, and when intelligently combined the result is unbeatable. Our backbone, and foundation are built with consistent, persistent, and often tedious effort. Our teeth grow with intensity. They are hardened when we grit them, and we sharpen them in the heat of truly transformative effort. There is no point to honing unhardened teeth. No reason to sharpen the tip of the spear if you haven’t yet built its handle.