I hope so, because you simply can't succeed without it. No matter how smart, talented, or good-looking you are, you won't last long unless you keep on keeping on.
But here's one of life's most important truths: Perseverance can more than make up for any lacks you might have.
If you're not especially smart, talented, or good-looking (and I fall into that category, along with most other people), persistance is the great equalizer.
Check out the quotes below. There's a way through, around, over, or under your obstacles.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T Washington
You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
Marian Wright Edelman
Step by step the ladder is ascended.
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Diamonds are only chunks of coal, that stuck to their jobs, you see.
Minnie Richard Smith
Saints are sinners who kept on going.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
To keep the faith, run with the right crowd.
John R. Rice
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
Ask yourself this question: 'Will this matter a year from now?'
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Work as if everything depended upon work and pray as if everything depended upon prayer.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
As I look back on my life, I realize
that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I
was actually being redirected to something better.
Dr. Steve Maraboli