The most crucial piece.
Normally I'd add my own input, but I believe in giving credit where it's due, and @altucher already sumed it up.
"Angela Duckworth, in her excellent book, "Grit" talks about the difference between the high IQ kids and the ones who eventually succeed. It's not about intelligence. It's about how they overcome a setback and keep going.
Carol Dweck talks about this in her book, "Mindset".
Ice Cube talks about this in the movie, "Straight outta Compton".
Dan Harris talks about this in his book, "10% Happier" when he describes a drug-induced panic attack on live television and how he came back from it.
Tim Ferriss talks about it in "Tools of the Titans" when he describes his one-time feelings of suicide and how he continually bounced back.
Brian Koppelman talks about it when he described to me how he wanted to leave the music business but he had to figure out how to start from scratch in the movie business.
"Write what fascinates you" he told me.
But it's not about writing.
Do what fascinates you and no matter how many times you are pushed back by the bullies of life, you will be able to pick up and work your way around them.
The bullies stay stuck and negative. You'll forget about them and find the shiny objects in life that were so fascinating you couldn't stop." - James Altucher
Don't stop. Don't hesitate. Don't get distracted. If you know what you want.
Has there ever been a moment where you lost the resolve to keep going? Lacked the grit to push through boundaries? We've all had those moments, even the best and the brightest (and me 😉). I'd love to hear how you regain and maintain perseverance in your life in the comments below 👽👇