Thursday, December 18, 2008

Essay 17

The biggest difference between people who succeed at any difficult undertaking and those who do not is not ability but persistence. Many extremely talented people give up when obstacles arise. After all, who wants to face failure? It is often said about highly successful people that they are just ordinary individuals who kept on trying, who did not give up. (Adapted from Tom Morris, True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence)

Assignment: Is persistence more important than ability in determining a person's success?

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