Our Blog

The Relationship Between Athletics in Childhood and Business Grit

As we approach the Basketball NCAA March Madness tournament it got us thinking about the relationship between athletics in childhood and business grit.

In my school-age years, my parents constantly encouraged me to find things to do with my time.


Because too much free time leads to trouble.

And besides, having interests and hobbies outside the normal school day help kids become well-rounded individuals who learn to prioritize, manage schedules, and stay on top of responsibilities.

Plus, scientist have recently revealed even more benefits with those activities are organized sports! Studies tested adults who engaged in sports as a child (such as football, soccer, baseball, basketball, etc.) and measured them for grit.

They were looking at a mix of passion, perseverance, courage, endurance, resilience, and conscientiousness.

And an impressive 34% of respondents scored exceptionally high on the evaluation.

What I find the most interesting is that these are more than just traits learned from a sport, they are elements that are key contributions to being successful later in life. That is another reason why we support women’s sports.

So, when you are debating the time commitment, the cost to play, or whatever other factors you need to consider, remember that this is more than just a 6-month commitment – it’s a life-long lesson.

Source: Bill Good Marketing, Accessed 3/22/23



DISCLOSURE: Investment advisory services are offered through Gretchen Stangier, Inc. DBA Stangier Wealth Management (“Stangier Wealth Management”), an investment advisor registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Stangier Wealth Management only offers investment advisory services where it is appropriately registered or exempt from registration and only after clients have entered into an investment advisory agreement confirming the terms of engagement and have been provided copies of the firm’s ADV Part 2A brochure and Part 3 documents.

DISCLAIMER: This website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a complete description of our investment services or performance. This website is in no way a solicitation or offer to sell securities or investment advisory services except, where applicable, in states where we are registered or where an exemption or exclusion from such registration exists. Information throughout this site, whether stock quotes, charts, articles, or any other statement or statements regarding market or other financial information, is obtained from sources which we, and our suppliers believe reliable, but we do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness or accuracy of this information. Nothing on this website should be interpreted to state or imply that past results are an indication of future performance. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR RESULTS OBTAINED FROM ANY INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS OR ANY ‘LINKED’ WEBSITE.

You may also like

How Your Savings Account Can Become Your Retirement Redeemer

Many news stories and advisors lately seem to focus investment strategies as a surefire way for people to gain extra…

How to Save Money on Monthly Bills

Maybe you’ve only thought of haggling when hunting for bargains at swap meets. Or you’ve dickered with a merchant to…

Estate Planning: Who Takes Care of Your Pet when You Can’t?

Fido or Kitty has been your constant companion for years. He’s been there to share your triumphs and comforted you…