The ability to keep going

What many talented people lack is the ability to keep going when external rewards are minimal or non-existent.

Every writer gets rejected, sometimes over and over. But the ones who only have potential stop submitting (or just stop writing) somewhere along the way. They get discouraged and feel beat down.

And then, before you know it, they’ve become someone who used to be a writer. Or someone who wanted to be a writer.

Chris Guillebeau