FOR MANY PEOPLE, SELF-DETERMINATION, PERSISTENCE, AND PATIENCE LEAD TO SUCCESS
Many of us don't try because we are afraid to fail. Michael Jordan said, "The key to success is failure."
What I think he meant by that is that a person often has to try many times until he or she eventually succeeds. That's why artists and athletes practice daily.
I think that Edgar Albert Guest summed it up best in a poem when he wrote, "Success is failure turned inside out."
I humbly think that the success I've gratefully achieved has been largely because of two characteristics: (1) my stubbornness to keep trying, and (2) my willingness to learn.