I’m writing this post today not because I’m particularly good at perseverance, but because I have lots of failure under my belt, and hope someone can learn from me falling flat on my face time and time again. So I’m gonna tell you a story —a cautionary tale, really, about giving up too soon. Make some popcorn, and round up your chairs. This is a good one.
I was raised to believe that life is a meritocracy: if I worked hard, and got stellar grades, and was a Good Girl with a capital G, the world would notice me and shower me with all the good things.