This week I've been thinking about how the thinkers and leaders who really inspire me tend to have a single schtick. Robert Caro: he's all about digging really deep. Rob Fitzpatrick: people aren't generally very good at verbalizing what they really want or need. George Saunders: create art via intense intuition. The list goes on, and I won't bore you with a ton of examples.
That got me thinking, though: what's my schtick? I think it might be relentless forward progress (which I lifted from the ultramarathon book).