I truly needed this! The Art of Persistence is a deeply motivational examination of the power of thought and how and why we need to harness our thoughts to persist toward success. The book is very convincing and empowering in framing that persistence is positive thoughts put into action--without letting that action be stopped by negative thoughts. Adams offers lots of examples of successful and happy people who refused to let the rejection of others, or their own negative thoughts, stop their actions toward success, and these examples are inspiring. Each chapter adds education to help the reader understand what will help them persevere, what gets in the way for more people, and how to triumph.
In addition to education and inspiration, the book is full of actionable tips on all barriers to persistence, including time management, goal-setting and being resilient after failures and blows to the ego. This book is great to read cover-to-cover, and then to dip into from time to time when you need a pep talk or a persistence boost.