Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.- Hal Borland
Success in any endeavor requires perseverance and persistence, the ability to continue to do something even though it is difficult. For example, it is normal for an aspiring writer to get loads of rejection letters before getting published; it is like a rite of passage to becoming a published writer. What distinguishes the successful writer from the unsuccessful writer is that the successful writer continued to write even though they were not published yet; they continued to horn their craft, they persisted, and they eventually succeeded.
Persistence is one of the vital keys to succeeding in any task or profession. Don’t Quit, Press On, Keep pushing, if you persist, you would eventually succeed. Persistence is the secret to success.
Here are some great quotes on persistence:
- “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge
- “Not realizing what you want is a problem of knowledge. Not pursuing what you want is a problem of motivation. Not achieving what you want is a problem of persistence.” – John C. Maxwell