Persistency must be teaming up with talent just like steam is to the engine. It is the power by which the machine accomplishes the work which it must do. Have you wonder why some people with great potential at the start may lose steam as time goes on? It might be because they lack persistency and just rely so much on talent. The two has to go hand in hand. A great deal of persistency, with a very little talent, can be enough for a person to go farther than a great deal of talent in the absence of persistency. Never just be talented but also be persistent!