The Power of Persistence: Why You Should Keep Creating Despite Setbacks

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In today’s world, it’s easy to feel discouraged when faced with obstacles, rejections, and failures. But as a creator, it’s important to keep going, keep creating, and not give up. Here are a few reasons why you should keep creating, no matter what.

  1. You hone your craft The more you create, the better you get at it. Whether you’re a writer, an artist, a musician, or a dancer, consistent practice helps you develop your skills and improve your craft. Even when you don’t feel like creating, doing it anyway will keep you in the habit and allow you to progress further.
  2. You learn from your mistakes As much as we would like everything we create to be perfect, that’s not how it works. Every mistake you make is a learning opportunity, a chance to grow and improve. Embrace your mistakes, learn from them, and keep moving forward.
  3. You inspire others Your creations have the power to inspire and influence others. Whether it’s a piece of writing that touches someone’s heart, a painting that evokes emotion, or a song that lifts someone’s spirits, your work has the potential to make a difference in someone’s life. By sharing your creations with the world, you can create a positive impact.
  4. You express yourself Creating allows you to express yourself in ways that words alone cannot. It gives you a voice and a way to communicate your thoughts and feelings with the world. Whether you’re creating for yourself or for others, the act of creation is a form of self-expression that can be incredibly fulfilling.
  5. You never know where it might lead You never know where your creative endeavors might take you. They could lead to unexpected opportunities, connections, and experiences. By staying open to new possibilities and continuing to create, you may discover paths you never even knew existed.

In conclusion, no matter what obstacles you may face, never stop creating. Keep honing your craft, learning from your mistakes, inspiring others, expressing yourself, and staying open to new possibilities. Your creations have the power to make a positive impact on the world, and that’s reason enough to keep going.


  • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, Co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc.
  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison, Inventor and Businessman
  • “There’s no such thing as failure, there’s just giving up too soon.” – Jonas Kjellberg, Co-creator of Skype

Examples of CEO’s with inspiring stories:

  1. Oprah Winfrey – After a difficult childhood, Oprah Winfrey became a successful talk show host, media executive, and philanthropist. Her talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” became one of the highest-rated programs in television history, and she has used her platform to promote various causes and initiatives.
  2. Elon Musk – Elon Musk is known for his work as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, but his journey to success was not easy. He faced numerous setbacks and failures, but never gave up on his vision to revolutionize the transportation and space industries.
  3. Sara Blakely – Sara Blakely is the founder of Spanx, a women’s undergarment company. She started the company with just $5,000 and grew it into a billion-dollar business. Despite facing rejection from numerous investors and manufacturers, she persisted and eventually found success.


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