I have this tattered,old piece of newspaper clipping that I have carried in my wallet for at least 15 years, thought I would share it. Persistence Nothing else can take its place Calvin Coolidge once spoke these words of wisdom to his nation: "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. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." I wonder how many of you would think this is still a valuable observation? Interested to hear your thoughts.