These two words; consistency and persistence - are words that we wouldn't normally associate with artists. We've heard them over and over from our parents and possibly our bosses. However, these words are not just for the office jobs and non-artistic en-devours; these words will make you or brake you in any undertaking in your life.
I personally believe that if an artist does not embrace these concept - he/she is headed for a rocky road. You see, the whole thing is about; how responsible we are to our convictions. It is about nothing else but this in the end. We need to take as much responsibility with our art careers or else we'll just watch it slip away or worst yet...never even get close to touching our goals.