Press On

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

-Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States

Oft-quoted to me by my stepfather, John Mattila. Probably the best advice anyone has ever given me.


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    2. July 2011 at 23:55

    [...] Soft Arts – Press On – also very consistent with the “smart and get’s things done” notes from Joel Spolsky. [...]