Persistence is defined as the quality that permits somebody to keep achieving something or attempting to achieve something despite the fact that it is upsetting to or opposed by other individuals. I once read somewhere that fear can compete with persistence. When you refuse to give up fear eventually lets you go. You end up achieving much greater things in life.
“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success” said Elbert Hubbard; and he was right.