I remember talking with a businessman who built a billion-dollar business. I asked him to tell me in one word, the secret to his success and he said, “perseverance.”
Definition of perseverance –
: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition: the action or condition or an instance of persevering: steadfastness.
I believe continued effort despite difficulties, failure or opposition (perseverance) has created more success stories than any other human attribute. It’s the reason my license plate says “EFFORT.” I got my vanity plate when I moved on from my pharmacy career nine years ago to remind me what it was going to take to build my next career. Continuous effort has never failed me.
2 Peter 1:5-8, “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with perseverance, and perseverance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.”