“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.” – W.C.Fields
Perseverance is not an innate ability. Resilience, defined as promising yourself to never give up, is developed by giving up over and over again and wishing that you hadn’t.
As they say, experience is such a cruel teacher.
But you learn. Oh, my God, do you learn.