I just read a blog post that ‘clicked’ with me on multiple levels.
Starting off with a brilliant quote from Calvin Coolage
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. The slogan Ã¢â‚¬Å“Press OnÃ¯Â¿Â½? has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
– Calvin Coolidge
this post talks not only about why and how persistence is more important than talent, genius or even education, but also how to recognise persistence from stubborness and about setting dynamic goals so that ones persistence is constant and true.
I even found some similarities between Mr. Gates and Allen and Rafiq and myself from the example mention there. 🙂
One more thing before I let you read this brilliant post, watch out for this exert
This new business allows me to pursue my personal growth full-out and to share what I learn with others. So growth itself is the goal, both for myself and others. This creates a symbiotic relationship, whereby helping others feeds back into my own growth, which in turn generates new ideas for helping others.
If there were a Web 2.0 bible somewhere out there, I think this would have to be in it.
Here’s the post, Self-Discipline: Persistence