I'd like to share some words of wisdom about persistence from Napoleon Hill.
4 Steps that lead to habit of persistence:
A definite purpose backed by a burning desire for its fulfillment. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances. A friendly alliance with one or more person who will encourage you to follow through with both plan and purpose.
Whatever your goals are: don't give up on them! Persistence leads to success!
Well, housecleanin' time is with us once more; And, landsakes alive, it's an awful chore! What with scrubbin', rubbin', and washin' paint, It's not any picnic; you bet it ain't!... For it has to be done each Spring and Fall: The attic and cellar, bedrooms and hall. Each room, in its order, gives up its dirt, Till I am weary and my back does hurt! ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Housecleanin' Time" (1940s)~
“Aim at a high mark and you'll hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect.” ~Annie Oakley~
"The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it." ~Mal Pancoast~