It's a trick because maybe you don't give up. When the goal is important enough, you don't give up. And if the goal isn't important enough to persist, why would you even work on it?
Choose your goals carefully. Work on what you consider vital to your success. And then act relentlessly on your plan. Persist.
There is no substitute for persistence. It will get you through when the world throws all kinds of road blocks your way. And you can depend on that. So persist.
-- Doug Smith