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.
The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
(John) Calvin Coolidge, 30th US President

There are no secrets to success: don’t waste time looking for them.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work,
learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence. »
Colin Powell
Former US Secretary of State

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing.
ACTION always generates inspiration.
Inspiration seldom generates action.
–  Frank Tibolt
« Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go…purge yourself.
If you are unhappy with anything…whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it.
Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. »