I don’t know many , but quite a few.
Great people, may be Surgeons, Entrepreneurs, Actors, Politicians or common man, all have only one thing in common.I will not state determination, hard work, intelligence,luck or whatever other generic quality you can think of. the only thing they have is “Perseverance”.
Yes I remember Will Smith’s Quote.
“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple, right?
You’re not going to outwork me. It’s such a simple, basic concept. The guy who is willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that just gets that loose ball. The majority of people who aren’t getting the places they want or aren’t achieving the things that they want in this business is strictly based on hustle. It’s strictly based on being outworked; it’s strictly based on missing crucial opportunities. I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.”
― Will Smith
Next quality could be infinite inquisitiveness for their subject or area of expertise.
To me perseverance means “Focus on your core job” i.e. काम पर ध्यान दो.
This is the same thing said in Geeta : कर्मनएे वधिकरसते मा फलेशू कदाचाना and in many other scriptures like “Work is worship” and many more like “नेकी कर दरिया में डाल”.
The essence is that go on doing your job and don’t care of results.