Not everything you attempt can work. If you cannot work out when a plan is doomed to failure and just keep going, that is not the attitude of a winner, that is a symptom of mental illness.
While it can take persistence to succeed, that must be balanced by re-evaluation of your approach and your goals. You need to keep learning.
20 years ago when selling services for my consulting practise, a client, Gerard Fitzgibbon was his name, told me of his three Ps of success.
They were Persist, Persist, P-off.
I have always valued that advice. Persistence is great, and one can even keep going when it gets hard.read more