Ever wondered what it takes to lead a major organization, become a NASA astronaut, or an Olympic athlete?
The one attribute that all these champions are likely to have is persistence: the ability to get up from their failures, dust themselves and keep trying. Regardless of talent and genius and education, persistence is often the most important characteristic that separates successful people from those who aren’t.
To succeed at anything you must be ready for the long haul, willing to apply a huge amount of effort over a lengthy period of time. Very few people who are at the pinnacle of their chosen fields got there without a struggle.
So how do these individuals find the strength to try one more time over and over again?
Finally, in the words of Thomas Edison: "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Shouldn't you give it one more shot?