“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance”- Steve Jobs
I’m a strong believer in that perseverance is the underlying trait of any real accomplishment. The ability to recover from failure (however one characterizes a temporary setback) is increasingly more and more critical, and is what causes few to stand above others in success and achievement. I credit much of our progress at Contactually to the ability to, despite whatever challenges or disappointments occur, keep coming back the next morning and swinging for the fences.
I hope to instill this trait in our daughter, as it will serve her regardless of her path. While there are many ways to achieve that outcome, books remain a key tool. Nothing stood out to me that teaches the lesson well.
As a summer project, I wrote and published a book about persistence. It’s for sale on Amazon now.