One of our presidents, Calvin Coolidge -- also known as "Silent Cal," made this statement about talent: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." I think that all successful talented people are where they are because they have refused to give up.