What exactly does this mean to you? Do you think it's something that you can get better at? Or do you think we are born with this ability?
HTFU to me means that there is no “excuse”.You deal the hand that is dealt.
I actually believe that you can not train to get better at this. I also do not think it's something that is genetic.
I believe that the mental strength to not live in “excuses” comes from repetitive loss and or hardship. When you lose something or someone, or are constantly against all odds, you have to learn how to dig deep within yourself to move on.....
When this happens enough it becomes habitual. It's rawness, like under cooked meat.
Meat....mmmmm. “HTFU” is bittersweet. When life/relationships/training and racing gets ugly, I have what it takes to rise above. The bloody sweetness factor. The peppery bitterness comes from 30+ years of digging deep. F***, I'm 30.