When most people hit the first sign of opposition or adversity they abandon their efforts to become rich and successful.
Those who do continue despite all else and continue with determination and PERSISTENCE go onto be the billionaires and visionaries of our time.
It’s amazing to me still after having studied over five hundred billionaires just how boldly persistence stands out in their success.
They could not have built their fortunes without it.
Without persistence Steve Jobs would have given up after being ousted from Apple. And I probably wouldn’t be typing these words on a Macbook right now.
Without persistence Jeff Bezos would never have continued building Amazon.com and driving it to become the biggest e-commerce store in the world. Netting a personal profit of over $100 billion dollars.
Without persistence Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg would all be failures.
“Nothing in this 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
Persistence is the continual forward momentum toward your goals and vision. It’s the power of persisting even when the world is saying you’re wrong.
When joined with Courage, Persistence becomes unstoppable.