The Secret To Success


A great article about patience and persistence to success by Eric Garner in

The Secret To Success

Author: Eric Garner   |   October 3rd, 2011

When you think of a genius, what crosses your mind? Someone who’s just naturally gifted? Probably someone like Mozart, who was composing songs at the age of 5.

But what most people don’t realize is that…Sure, Mozart wrote the score for Allegri’s Miserere at 14, but he had spent 3500 hours of studying and practicing music at the age of 6

There are no shortcuts to achieving your goals. The people most likely to make it are those who constantly practice patience and build up their persistence. Some scientists argue that there’s no such thing as a “genius”. Instead, there are just those who spend way more time on their craft.

Persistence: The Two Frogs and the Milk Churn

This tale shows how practice, persistence and patience lead to success.

One day, 2 frogs came across a milk churn in a field. They felt a bit parched so, they both dove in and drank as much as would fit in their stomachs. When it came time to jump out however, they quickly noticed that the sides of the churn were far too smooth and slippery.

They gave it a good fight but after having no success, they both found themselves worn out.

“Listen,” cheered the younger frog; “We can do it! There has be a way out.”

“No,” replied his friend frog. “There’s nothing else we can do.” And as he said he last word, he sank to the bottom of the churn and drowned.

The more naive frog refused to go the way of his older pal. He kicked and fought for what felt like hours until suddenly he freed himself. When he looked back to see how on earth he got out, he saw that, after all his kicking and churning, he had turned the milk to butter.


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