A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit. (Richard Bach, novelist)

Getting all of those rejection letters is enough to make any budding author want to quit. Successful writers keep on trying until they find the best way to use their skills. The same is true of actors, athletes, or musicians, who usually go through lots of near misses before they achieve their career goals. Talent and persistence are the twins for success.

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. (Romans 5:3)