“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 will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent.”– Calvin Coolidge
To succeed in life, we must start. To keep it going, to keep growing it, to keep adding value to our lives, we must persevere. We must face our fears. It doesn’t matter what we do, to keep it going, we must stick with our dreams. We must put our plans in front of us. We must live them every day. Do not give up. No matter how hard, no matter how tough, if you want to succeed, if you want to know yourself, you “must run to the end.” You must complete what you start. In the words of Elias Lyman Magoon, “The practice of perseverance is the discipline of the noblest virtues. To run well, we must run to the end. It is not the fighting but the conquering that gives a hero his title to renown.” That is, if you want to make it in life, you must keep working.