Albert Einstein was a slow learner as a child and didn’t talk until he was three. But as he matured and came into his own he said, "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." He may have understated his intelligence, but he does so to make a point: For more than any other reason, he was successful because he was persistent.
Have you fallen down? Has it happened more than once? If you're like me, you might be ready to throw in the towel during these times and call it quits. But remember this: if a goal is worth having it’s worth giving it another try, it's worth 10, 20 or even 100 more. Take another serious and sober look at the dream God has placed in your heart. Then rise up, and try again.
I'm no Albert Einstein, but I can also say that the success I have experienced can be attributed to this same principle.
Solomon said, "For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again." (Proverbs 24:16)
When I'm missing the mark in my life — spiritually, financially, or in my relationships — I have to remind myself several times a day that the difference between my being a wise man and a fool ... the difference between my being righteous and unrighteous ... is determined by my willingness to get up and keep going.