If you’re persistent and patient, you can only be held back from reaching your goals for so long. Steel yourself against the tide of frustrations, setbacks, and problems. These challenges don’t determine success—you do! Your mindset needs to be, “If not the front door, then the side door, the back door, the rear door, the window....” There’s always a way. Sometimes you have to be patient, but mostly you have to be persistent! Do not allow sabotaging emotional fictions to tell you otherwise. If you think you can’t go on—then think again. And again. And again, until you can!