Calvin Coolidge once said that it is “Persistence and Determination” that wins through to the end. Not talent, genius, or education, it’s the determination to push through, set and reach goals, that determine success. I have to agree. I’m not the greatest writer by any stretch of the imagination, but I was determined to get published. I set the goal, and then, more importantly, followed through to reach it. You can have all the talent, genius and the best education around, but if you’re not determined to use it and set goals, you’ll get nowhere.