30 Mar Grit In Your Job Search, And Everything Else
This is a guest blog post by Sterling Terrell. Sterling writes about trading, life, and ideas he reads in books at www.SterlingTerrell.net.
–Shauna Neiquist, Bread and Wine
“If there’s one piece of advice I can give to young people, to kids trying to break out of Brooklyn and Kankakee, it’s this: persist, push, hang on, keep going, never give up. When the man says no, pretend you can’t hear him. Look confused, stammer, say, “Huh?” Persistence—it’s a cliché, but it happens to work. The person who makes it is the person who keeps on going after everyone else has quit. This is more important than intelligence, pedigree, even connections. Be dogged! Keep hitting that door until you bust it down! I have accomplished almost nothing on the first or second or even the third try—the breakthrough usually comes late, when everyone else has left the field.”
Sterling Terrell writes at: SterlingTerrell.net.