"Nothing in this 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." Calvin Coolidge
Persistence in today's economy is tough. Sometimes it is overwhelming when the bills pile up and the sales are down. And one wonders how to continue to bring the passion for their art to work every day. I think President Calvin nailed it.