Explore the value of Perseverance
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Jacob A. Riis
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.
Dr. Leo Buscaglia
It's highly virtuous to say we'll be good, but we can't do it all at once, and it takes a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together before some of us even get our feet set in the right way.
Louisa May Alcott
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Personal Stories About ‘Perseverance’
This Is It. You Are Incredible. With Love, MomSubmitted by Erin Jackson
Life. A 33 year-old mother. Wife. I have been in many holes and pushed my way out. Drugs, alcohol, death, near death myself, abusive relationships, illnesses, depression....it has happened. I am here now. Now is what matters. Sometimes, I found strength in others, but mostly let down by their lack of...
PerseveranceSubmitted by Ibrahim Gambo
I was born and brought up in northern Nigeria as the first son of a rich businessman. At 9, my dad went bankrupt and later became mad due to frustration. I sold charcoal to pay for my high school.I supported my younger sister after our mum died of aids in 2003 and secured her admission into a Nigerian university....
Mother HenSubmitted by Anonymous
I remember that hot summer afternoon when I was finally taken to the hospital to get a glimpse of my much-awaited sibling. I had a baby sister and in my five-year-old mind what was of utmost importance was that now I had my very own playmate at home. My father and I waited outside the hospital room for a few...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Perseverance’
Neale KingSubmitted by Andrea Bledsoe King
My husband, Neale King, is my hero. In November, 2015, he began experiencing unsteadiness from the waist down. After a series of doctor's appointments, examinations, and other procedures, we discovered he had a calcified, ruptured disc that was causing his spinal cord to be completely compressed and it could have...
Vangie SSubmitted by Sandra S
My Mother is my hero. As a child, she and her family worked as migrant farm workers. My mother worked hard to make a better life for herself and her family. She raised four children with lots of love and support and taught us all to be compassionate by example.
Jim MSubmitted by Loretta
My dad is 81 years old and is a true hero. He has lost sight in one eye and hearing in one ear due to earlier medical conditions. And now fights daily against Parkinson's disease that is trying to take over his body. Dad gets up every morning to spend his day working in his yard and garden. He says that he has...
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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
Em um momento de seu ministério Ludmila Ferber sempre cantava sobre não desistirmos, tudo o que começa termina e enquanto isso lutamos até vencer. In a moment of your ministry Ludmila Ferber always sang about not giving up, everything begins and ends as it fought to win.
Anderson, Colatina-ES, Brasil
Perseverance is being willing to go through two valleys to reach the top of the mountain. Without the valleys we would never appreciate the mount top.
John Talbert, Joyce Louisiana
It was all thanks to skateboarding for making me realize how important perseverance is. :')
Jacob , Canada
It is perhaps the Best way to Describe your feelings.
Maqsood Ahmed Soomro, Sukkur , Pakistan
This is the best way I know to express my feelings!
Kathryn V, Mingo IA
Michael, Amegatse, Ghana