Quitting is the easy way out and I wanted to throw in the towel more than a few times, but I did not and I do not plan do so. Persistence is my most distinguishable and important characteristic. Lack of creativity can be overcome with persistence and hard work. Lack of money can be overcome using the same formula.
Nothing in the 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.
Persistence of action comes from persistence of vision. When you are clear about what you want in such a way that your vision does not change much, you will be more consistent – and persistent – in your actions. And that consistency of action will produce consistency of results.
Sometimes you feel motivated; sometimes you do not. But it is not your motivation that produces results – it is your action. The decision to persist. To make progress even when you do not feel like it.