Sometimes I struggle with motivation, I feel deflated and overwhelmed by the world. A feeling at direct opposites with what I want to be doing and where I want to be going. Do you have this too, sometimes?

Last week my Dad sent me a quote. His message popped into my email inbox one afternoon, unexpected but welcome. It arrived at just the right moment. You might like it too.

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

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