Success has many different elements to it, such as luck, talent, and hard work is needed and valued, but what is the one key element of success? The main ingredient between people who quit when the going gets tough, and those that manage to achieve their goals and have success is one thing. Persistence. Persistence does not quit, even when there are setbacks and failures. The persistent person keeps going, until their goal has been reached. It is the greatest element of success.
- While talent is helpful in achieving success, many people with talent waste it or at least fail to live up to it.
- Work ethic, courage and luck are all important to success, but not sufficient in and of themselves.
- In order to succeed, you need to be able to work hard on something for longer than you want or other people expect, and continue in the face of setbacks.
“Of all the human attributes, this is the linchpin. It is creativity in action. It allows one to solve problems and adjust their strategies and tactics. When plan A fails, resourcefulness gets you through the rest of the alphabet. Sadly, ingenuity is not always enough by itself, even though success demands it of you.”