Persistence. It’s worth it to not give up.

The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Watching VH1 Classic Ablum’s on U2’s The Joshua Tree.  The manager just said that they spent nearly half the entire time working on the ablum on figuring out the transition piece from the intro to the main part of Where The Streets Have No Name.  He said it was maddening to the point that he wanted to have the demo tape destroyed to force them to move on.

Persistence pays off – in life and in art.  Don’t cut the process short.  Keep moving, keep iterating, keep trying.

Who knows what you might produce with persistence.  Perhaps that song that makes everyone in the room shut up and listen.  Or everyone get on their feet in the concert.  Or puts that dose of energy into someone’s soul who hears that critical small transition you spend an inordinately amount of time working on.

Don’t short circuit your art.  Do great work and keep at it.  Then ship it for the rest of us to be inspired by.  Thanks U2, and especially The Edge for stubbornly sticking-to-it.

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About Chris Gensheer

Husband and father of four, living in Mansfield, TX, serving as Lead Pastor of Christ Church Mansfield. Connect with us at I also provide research and social media consulting work for other pastors, churches, and ministry leaders. Contact me at for more.

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