"Some give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before."
484 BC - 425 BC
The one trait that every writer, painter and musician needs is persistence. Without persistence and determination, most creative people will quit before they are successful. People often give up too soon. They forget that the night is the darkest just before the dawn. When every things appears to be lost that is the time to push the hardest — to exert that extra effort.
Most successful artists and writers throughout history have understood the power of persistence. Herodotus said it more than 2500 years ago and nothing has changed. You still need persistence to be a winner — to be successful. The world is full of obstacles and naysayers. It takes persistence to find a way around or through the obstacles. Don't give up on your dreams and hopes.