"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
— (John) Calvin Coolidge
In today’s Information Age, we know far more about nutrition and human performance physiology than ever before in the history of mankind. So, why then, is morbid obesity a world-wide pandemic. Why is childhood obesity soon to become the #1 killer of children?
Because all the knowledge in the world never makes a difference.
Knowledge is the boobie prize. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Execution, the act of applying that imagination in the physical world, is a creative process and is the only thing that has ever made any difference in the world.
And, what it takes to create is to persist.
Winston Churchill, summed it up appropriately when he presented a graduation
speech at a boy’s prep school (Harrow School) in England.
He stood up and said, “never, never, never, never … never give
in.” Then, he sat right back down!