“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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.” – Calvin Coolidge
Luck and Persistence
Luck play a role, either small or big, in success. Being lucky is necessary but not sufficient, you also need to be persistent as well. Again, it is likely that you will get 100 “no” before gettign a “yes”. The key is not to give up, to persist long enough until the fortune comes your way.
Persistent and Risks
Persistent is also a vaccine against risk. Every passing hardness increase the chance of company’s survival. It’s just like an old saying: “What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.”