Persistence Revisited

“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Super-successful businessman, John D. Rockefeller reinforces the importance of persistence (“perseverance”) as the key to success.

Regardless of your “nature” (personality), you have a much greater chance of succeeding if you just keep going no matter how uncomfortable you are in pursuing your goal.

He’s not alone in suggesting that to get the results that you want or to achieve the goals that you want – don’t give yourself permission to stop or give up.

Rockefeller is in the company of many powerful people who believe that nothing is more important than persistence. This includes President Calvin Coolidge who also credited persistence as the most important factor in success.