In 2002 his movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was a huge success. Johnny Depp kept pushing until something happened; he’s got staying power.
According to dictionary.com, perseverance means steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
Greatness is not for the faint-hearted. Sometimes a ‘normal’ existence becomes more attractive considering all that those who seek greatness have to endure. Many go through some really crazy stuff, but always find a reason to keep going.
Former U.S. President, Harry Truman, said: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”. The price of any dream is usually high. That’s why those who are able to push through the frustration get to enjoy much recognition and respect.
A ‘clown’ is someone who desires greatness but is unwilling to pay the price.