We all make mistakes in life. No one has ever gone through life with a perfect record of decision-making. It's fine to get things wrong as long as you learn from those errors and make better decisions going forward. Recognizing destructive habits is difficult, and changing them can be even harder. It takes willpower, flexibility, and a real determination to change. Drive and Perseverance is a collection of stories that aims to teach readers how to focus on the positives, even in difficult times, and set a path forward and execute the plan. Each story takes an intriguing look at what it takes to pick oneself up from a failure and blaze a new trail towards success, and explores options for continuous self-improvement, realistic goal setting, building confidence, taking personal inventory, and aligning our true passions with our day-to-day careers.