“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.”
That idea comes to us courtesy of former US President Calvin Coolidge. Here’s a version I first used in the 1970s :
“Persistence is the most powerful tool known to womankind”
-David Dilworth, 1979
Go get em.