Take This for Tenacity — What a Boy on a Plane Can Teach Us About Steadfast Determination

Maryanne Pope
2 min readApr 23, 2022
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“Successful people are tenacious, which means they keep the faith much longer than the average person does.”

– Jen Sincero, “You Are a Badass at Making Money”

How tenacious are you?

What is your stick-to-itiveness like?

Do you hold fast to whatever is you want in life? Or are you comfortable with, dare I say…settling?

I recently read a story about a boy on a plane that has stuck with me. I laughed out loud the first time I read it. Whenever I’m in need of a kick-in-the-pants reminder about not settling for anything less than my heart desires, I think of that determined kid on the plane and smile.

Then I get back to work.

I came across the story in the hilariously brilliant book, “You Are a Badass at Making Money; Master the Mindset of Wealth,” by Jen Sincero.

“Successful people are tenacious,” writes Sincero, “which means they keep the faith much longer than the average person does. Because of this, the average person tends to look upon the successful person, before they have become successful, as insane, ridiculous, give it a rest already!”

“I remember seeing one of the most impressive displays of tenacity on a flight once while waiting for my plane to take off,” the author continues…

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Maryanne Pope

Maryanne writes blogs, books, screenplays & play scripts. She is CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions & Co-Founder of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund.