Perseverance pays if one chases one's Passion with Patience!
Quite true! I was reading some articles from website ForBetterLife.org, and I found some interesting stories on perseverance, passion and patience. Following is some text on perseverance from the website, forbetterlife.org.
One inch at a time. That is how I climb and that is how I live. Sure, the summit is my goal, but without each carefully calculated move, I could never make it to the top. Each small step and each giant reach presents a unique challenge. As I move up the cliff, I recognize characteristics of the rock and then adapt learned techniques to advance further toward the goal.
I looked back in my life so far and was able to relate the above with my successes so far. I remember when I was writing IIT JEE, one of toughest competitve exams, in my school days. I was so much determined to get into one of the IITs that I didn't write any other examinations and I failed to get myself in shorlisted candidate in the first attempt in the year 1994. Then, my mother-father encouraged me to try again and yes, also try to write other competitive exams as well.
In year 1995, I again wrote IIT JEE and also other exams. And yes, this time I made it. Finally, I passed out of IIT Kharagpur. Thats just a small example.
I was very much passionate about getting into one of the IITs and I chased it with patience and perseverence. I finally got it.
If we make up our mind to chase our dream with passion, patience and perseverence, we are sure to get it. Rightly said by somebody...Dance until it rains!