What does intestinal fortitude mean to you?
To me, Intestinal fortitude means courage and endurance to go on. As a result of a little bit of research I have found there have been many cites indicating the term was first used in a lecture by John Woodworth Wilce in 1916. He was a football coach and professor at Ohio State Univeristy.
From my vantage point we hear the same information time and time again. Most of the folks that we have come to know as very successful have needed to endure and overcome hardships. More than likely the relationships we acknowledge as ideal, in order to thrive, endured moments where both parties wanted to throw in the towel.