I read this story on Quora, and I think I need to share this for you all, to make sure you all understand why you must be persistence
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It was bad — really bad.
I was failing in school and I wanted to give up.
I don’t know if my father asked for my grandfather’s help, but one day while visiting my grandpa’s ranch he invited me for a horse ride.
He grabbed his horse and pulled me up to ride behind him.
“You’ve got to see this,” he said.
“What, Grandpa?” I asked while I held on as tight as I could behind him while the horse galloped.
A couple of minutes later we got there. He helped me get off the horse.
“Come see this drop of water that’s hitting this big stone.” he said pointing to the natural water source.
“What about it, Grandpa?” I asked.
“Look how tiny and delicate each drop is,” he indicated as drops accumulated in his hand. There’s a big lesson in each of these drops!”
I stared at him.
He continued, “These drops of water remind me of everything that I accomplished during my life. Everything that I ever achieved was because of focus and persistence. See that rock below, receiving each drop?”
“Yes?” I answered.
“It’s remarkable that such a tiny and delicate drop of water can beat down that tough stone. Over time, these tiny drops of water have worn and sculpted this tough rock.”
“Your dad told me you want to give up your efforts at school. Remember this, MOST days you will feel like this drop of water that has not much significant force.”
I held my hand out to touch the dripping water.
He continued, “Dripping water sculpts stones — NOT by force, but through focused, constant, relentless persistence. Whenever you feel like giving up, remember these water droplets, Hector!”
To answer your question, do you think persistence is important? Why or why not?
Persistence is everything in accomplishing anything in life. There are NO shortcuts. Whatever you want to accomplish in life, it demands targeted, focused, persistent daily actions!