My dear,

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.

It’s exactly like success in business. The people with the most love are usually the people who’ve failed the most at it too. But they kept on going.

A good business man is always first, an entrepreneur; they build their business from the ground up, fight against all the odds, suffer immensely, sacrifice a lot, lose a lot, lose sleep and friends and money and health, and afterall this, if they’re still persistent, then maybe, just maybe, they might get lucky and be successful. Tell me, how is that different from what a lover goes through?

Yes, I know, it’s horrible to compare love to business, forgive me this one time.

Falsely yours,
Albert Ellis