“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.”
I love this quote. I have been spending a lot of time thinking about how change occurs within organizations and personally. I had the chance to listen to two guitarists talk at Sweetwater Sound over the last year. Veron Reid and John 5 both talked about absolutely loving what they were doing and persistence. These two qualities for me at least are the two things that are needed to convert an idea into an action. If you love what you are doing and are persistent you are unstoppable.