In this life, your determination to succeed will definitely be challenged at every conceivable level. The minute you make a decision to stand for something meaningful that you believe in or perhaps a decision to make something happen for yourself or for a loved one, things are likely to go wrong.
Therefore, it is critically important to learn the power of persistence, without which you will fall short of where you could be. Walt Disney said and I quote, “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”
As a teenager in the early 90s, I saw a movie called ‘The Lord of the Flies‘ which was set during unnamed time of war when a plane carrying a group of British schoolboys was shot down over the Pacific. The pilot of the plane was killed, but many of the boys survived the crash and found themselves deserted on an uninhabited island, where they were all alone without adult supervision – no parents, no teachers and no academy.