A while back, I listed motivation as one of the top three things I would look for if I were a hiring manager.

I think persistence is another. The Japanese have a proverb that states "nana korobi ya oki", which means if you fall down seven times, get up eight times (fuzzy logic if you think about it, but you get the idea).

We all get knocked down from time to time. But not everyone has the courage to get back up. The ones that do are the ones I want on my team.