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Susan Cain on Persistance

What I learned from Susan Cain about Persistance

Welcome to Make Daily! This email contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your creative project today.

Idea 💡

“Persistence isn't very glamorous. If genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration, then as a culture we tend to lionize the one percent. We love its flash and dazzle. But great power lies in the other ninety-nine percent.”Susan Cain

Reflection 🤔

It’s exciting to live inside an unfinished project. Our imagination can fly to infinite heights, and there is no fear of falling down to failure.

Then you wake up right where you were before. No forward movement. No progress. You’ve spent a ton of time thinking about it, but haven’t actually done anything.

Anyone can spend their life in a daydream. As Susan describes, the “99% perspiration” is where change actually happens.

Action ✅

What is a gritty task you’ve been avoiding? Take 10 minutes and start on it today.

About the creator 👤


Susan Cain is an American writer and lecturer. She is the author of the 2012 non-fiction book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, which argues that modern Western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people.

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