You got to work hard to get it and twice as hard to maintain it." Eminem
Another quote from Netflix doco 'The Defiant Ones' about the incredible careers of Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine who founded Beats, which they sold to Apple for $3b.
Eminem was mentored by Dr Dre and signed to Iovine's label Interscope as their first white rapper.
Work ethic displayed by the artists in this documentary reveal how essential perseverance and persistence is to success.
We sometimes confuse these two concepts but how they differ is important.
Persistence is the choice to continue something, in spite of difficulty and opposition, and struggle to achieve that goal.
Perseverance is the continuation of commitment through action in spite of the lack of success. It is the ability to obsessively pursue your goal.
Success requires both overcoming (persistance) and obsession (perseverance).
The journey is far from over however once success is achieved. As per the Eminem's quote that is when the real work begins to keep you at the top of your game.