The Value Of Persistence (According to Coolidge)

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Too often one’s belief in their ability to lead is rooted in some external need–whether or not they have the talent or ‘genius’ for it.  It’s not rooted in that at all.

Leadership is rooted in your commitment to see yourself as a leader and the persistence to keep practicing – regardless of whatever challenges, setbacks, mistakes or roadblocks you face.  Remember Calvin Coolidge’s great quote?

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful [people] 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.”

Lead on.