Wayne Martin's earlier post on persistence inspired me to re-read and post here this framed quote of President Calvin Coolidge that I've had hanging in my office for years. I am sure you have seen it before.
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 alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR