My friends son was struggling in school. The other night, he told me in a moment of personal clarity that was fueled by a good deal of frustration his son said, “thankfully persistence is a great substitute for talent. ”What a great lesson to be learned at 16.

There are times when we have to grind through something to get to the other side. It takes courage and guts to be persistent. It is not for the faint of heart.

Is there something that is important that you need to be persistent with? If so make it happen. You will be a better person for it. Who knows in some small way the world might be a better place as well.