Quote of the Day

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 are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

– Calvin Coolidge

CNN/Fortune Magazine agree. And they’ve got science to back it up.

As Big Head Todd and the Monsters once intoned: “Work hard, brothers. Love alone won’t pay your bills.”

What think you? How much have your natural talents contributed to your success?  And how much was hard work and persistence? How much was just dumb luck/providence?

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