Formula 409 found its perfect chemical mix on the 409th try. That’s where the name comes from. Thomas Edison tried 10,000 times to create the lightbulb before getting it right. Tucker Max sent nearly 1,000 letters to publishers to sell his first book. 100% rejected him. As of 2011, the book had sold over 1,5 million copies.
How many times does the average person (definitely not you) try before quitting? Somewhere between zero and 1. Many quit before they even try; their own thinking defeating them before a muscle is moved.[shareable cite=”@DreAllDay”]How many times does the average person (definitely not you) try before quitting? Somewhere between zero and 1. [/shareable]
Determination: firmness of purpose, resoluteness
How firm is your purpose? Where are you headed? How clear are you on the end point – even if you can’t see the path? How many times are you willing to try perfecting the formula?
Most importantly: what matters enough to you to even go that far?