I love this quote by Calvin Coolidge, because it capture the essence of this post:
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 alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Don’t make excuses for yourself. Talent is not the problem, even though you have a greater chance of succeeding if you persist in the area of your talent. Your IQ certainly is not the problem because there are many successful people who were told that they were dumb. Don’t blame your lack of education, for as long as you persistently seek to learn more you will succeed.
I also love what the Bible says in Hebrews 10:35-36, “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise”.
Whatever vision God has planted in your heart, whatever Word from God bears witness with your heart, don’t quit. Persistently pursue to attain to the vision that you see in your heart!