Press On

 

Nothing in the 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 alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

  

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

 

Author unknown

A tattered copy of this poem hung in my childhood home where I read it daily.  It still inspires me to do my best and never give up.