I don't know if I'd go quite as far as he does; after all, persistance does not always solve problems, nor is it really a substitute for understanding or clear thinking. ("Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.") On the other hand, I desperately need to keep reminding myself of this. Just because I'm not where I want to be doesn't mean I should keep pressing on; just because I need work doesn't mean I should settle for something far from my goals. If I temp for awhile, so be it. But I'm free to pursue what I came here for, and I need to go for it.