Persistence is great. A necessity for business success, I can't or won't argue that point. If you are not prepared to persist, rethink the idea.
BUT, and this has been my bogaboo with Warriors for a couple of decades; and there are differing opinions, please share if so.
I see and think there isn't enough time and thought spent in CHOOSING the path, and getting to What is wanted and Why? Or the INTENT.
And there are tons of Warriors who dove in and then come back in 5, 7 years starting over.
I don't think it takes, 7, 8 or 9 years to learn what you need to do, and execute IF, you begin with a solid well thought out plan and persist with that.
Four years is plenty of time, and 2 years if working full time on your business, and after that one should be on their way.
A couple of observations; first most OVER estimate the time they have to work on a side hustle or part-time biz...and second; most are UNDER funded to begin with.
Now, of course, it is fun to read about all those multimillionaire IM gurus who get featured on the latest must have affiliate thing, for 1200 to 2200 dollars...but the phrase:
If I did it, so can you. Is a very false premise.
May be the biggest lie in IM. Just follow the plan, blueprint, do what I did, get what I got routine.
If so, why wouldn't we just get a WSO, follow it, and get to greener pastures just like they did? /
It appears too many folks just don't know what they want, or why they want it...and then add unwilling to do or learn the things needed to take them to their goal.
If you financial goal is 10k dollars a month with your IM, it shouldn't take you a decade to get there.
Go back 10 years here, to 2012, and see Warriors with financial goals still striving, still persisting...and look at Tik-Tok, a relatively new thing, and see the many millionaires who got there doing very silly stuff.
Now, of course, ACTION, or movement in the direction of a goal is needed, a MUST, but there isn't any reason to zig zag for years trying to hit a bee with a bb gun from 20 yards.
The bee is the ever changing goal, the shiny object, the lack of persistence...and a lot of that comes from the set up, or start.
An honest self appraisal of skills, knowledge, attitude and aptitude.
Not nearly enough time spent on that. THEN, a goal, and a plan, and analytics, knowing how much progress is being made.
And if the goal is reached in 2 or 3 years, the MAINTAIN plan, how to keep it going and growing with less and less effort and attention, more of an automated process.
I prefer SPEED, along with persistence.
Do something small, get some early success, get a profit in 30 days, grow and build out, but if it is a year in and little to know profits, maybe time to see exactly what you are persisting for??