I have had the opportunity to have some interesting life experiences. Through all of the challenges, I have come strongly to believe in perseverance and persistence.
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 will not;
The world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
One the other hand, maybe I am just a stubborn dutchman...