Principle 14: Persistence

"Most of us don't give up in dramatic ways - instead, we usually find quiet, subtle ways to turn away from our dreams of greatness, to settle for a life of convenience and mediocrity. Sometimes, our compromise is so subtle that even we don't realize that we lost the zeal for greatness that once captured our imaginations. When this occurs, we stop the faithful execution of the activities, discipline, and perseverance necessary to bring our dreams into reality."