Perseverance: One of the 9 Success Attributes of a Self-Starter

You can be passionate about what you do, you can have a vision for your life, but unless you can stay the course—persevere—you will not achieve what you desire. The true Self-Starter takes his/her passion and vision and combines them with perseverance to drive themselves forward—even when times are tough; even when discouragements and short-term failure blocks their way.

You’ve all heard the story of Thomas Edison, who made 10,000 attempts to invent the light bulb—he just never gave up. You’ve also heard many platitudes like: when the going gets tough, the tough gets going; success is sweeter when you struggle, etc., etc.

However, what we want to hear is stories from YOU about how you or someone you know has persevered and reached their goal. These stories help inspire others to keep on, keeping on. Send away!