Everyone strives to lead a successful and fulfilling life, but in doing so, many forget the hurdles lying in the path to success. Success isn’t a one-way path or a straight clear line. Its roads are muddled with zigs and zags and ups and downs. You may trip, fall, or even get lost in the way. You are human and may fall short on those difficulties. Failure along the way can lead to frustration, and frustration shatters the self-confidence you have—all these results in reconsidering or giving up on your dreams altogether.
But have you ever wondered how some prominent names are at the great heights of success? How did they overcome adversity? Dr. Myra L. Weiner reveals that perseverance is the primary key to life’s success. In her memoir, Uprooting the Poison Tree, she narrates how perseverance helped achieve her dreams, both professionally and personally, despite the hardships and adversity she went through since childhood. Perseverance is not for the faint of heart. It takes dedication to follow through with the inherent obstacles and failures, and discouragement. See, if obstacles trip you, you have to pick up yourself and keep going to eventually reach your destination. And that is what Dr. Weiner and other personalities did throughout their journey.