Archive for the ‘Persistence’ Category

[Acting] didn’t strike me as very difficult [when I began it]. The awful thing is, I don’t know quite how to explain it, but things get more and more difficult as you go on. When you start in the theater, and I suppose really when you start with anything, you have a kind of extraordinary conceit. It doesn’t really enter your mind that it is going to be as difficult as it is. It’s . . . the more you do, the more you realize that, well, about my profession anyway, that it is an extremely difficult one. ~ Maggie Smith Along the way to achieving anything there are setbacks. This is as true for someone starting a business or law practice as it is for anyone else. In his class speech to startups, Paul Graham said, “The low points in a startup are just unbelievably low. I bet even Google […]