Webster’s definition of persistence: The quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people.
Successful people are persistent. They never quit. They face obstacles and overcome them. They make mistakes and learn from them. They fail and then try again. Sometimes, those closest to them urge them on and encourage them. But more often, they don’t because those closest to them are negatively impacted by those obstacles, mistakes and failures. It takes almost superhuman effort to achieve success when there are so many forces aligned against you. That’s what makes successful people so special and so rare. If you want to be successful in life you must persist in the face of so much adversity. Successful people are successful because they never quit!