I was having an online exchange with someone (who may or may not wish to self identify in the comments) about mentoring for work ethic.
As part of the meander, this person observed that sports participation may have a lasting influence on one's general work ethic, style, etc.
I felt more as though my approach* to sports as an adolescent and twenty-something was very similar to my evolved work style as my career developed. From this I conclude that it was probably something more essential about my personality that drove both styles or work ethics.
Interesting to think about causal lines though.
How about you, Dear Reader? From whence comes your work ethic?
*it will not surprise you that I was never about putting in the 110% required for the very top echelon.