Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer
Persistence is a key tool, perhaps the most significant tool, in achieving success and reaching your goals. But as with any tool, it must be used or applied properly for you to experience the benefits of having it in your bag. Persisting in the "how" of getting there can leave you trapped in the same spot, repeating the same actions over and over, while wondering why you are not making progress and meeting Einstein's definition of insanity. On the other hand, persistence in getting to the goal or destination while being open to trying new possibilities, listening to others, and allowing the universe to partner with you in that journey is exceedingly powerful in helping you achieve all you want. Persistence is a powerful tool, use it well.