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Personal Stories About ‘Persistence’

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    I Was Just About To Give Up On My Life Long Dream

    It was an incredibly tough time in my life. A few years ago, I felt as though my world was crumbling. Everything seemed to be going wrong for me. To start with, I was overworked and overwhelmed trying to finish my college degree while holding down a night job as a nurse. I was working through a hurtful breakup,...

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    I Believe In You.

    I am young and a writer. I have no money and no published books. I work nonstop, trying to get up the nerve to finish the story. I have great ideas and plot lines,but I could never get up the nerve to write a book through, only about a page or two. Then, I would tell myself that it was stupid and never would be...

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    Speeches

    I'm in 7th grade and I have an AVID class. At first, I dreading having to present and make speeches to the class. I've only had that class for a trimester, but we've done at least 6 speeches and I think I've become way better at presenting. It was really awkward and I kept making mistakes on my 2nd presentation,...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Persistence’

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    Travis Pastrana

    My hero is Travis Pastrana. He is my hero because he makes a living doing what he loves, he treats people with respect, is hard working, doesn’t care what other people think of him, and can overcome injuries. If I could be like him when I grow up I would be very happy.

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    Robert F

    My dad is my hero because he was always there for me no matter what and he was always ready to teach me things. He taught me the value of perseverance and that in order to make it in the world you had to get out there and make it happen yourself. He died a few days ago and now I realize all that he meant to me...

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    Brett E

    My hero is someone who inspires me to never give up, Brett Eastburn. He inspires me to never give up and to never think you can't do something. My hero was born with no legs or arms. Even without these he was on his school basketball, football and wrestling team because he never gave up

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REACHING OUT
CONNECTING
DEVOTION
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
IMAGINE
DRIVE
PERSISTENCE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
DEDICATION
HUMILITY
GRATITUDE
DETERMINATION
SERVICE
GREAT MUSIC
VOLUNTEERING
HOPE
OPPORTUNITY
PEACE
INCLUDING OTHERS
LAUGHTER
LITERACY
AMBITION
PIONEERING
CARING
LIVE LIFE
FRIENDSHIP
CREATIVITY
MINDFULNESS
RESPONSIBILITY
EDUCATION
ACHIEVEMENT
INGENUITY
COURTESY
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
FITNESS
HARD WORK
BELIEVE
RISING ABOVE
TRUE BEAUTY
STEWARDSHIP
TEAM WORK
APPRECIATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
CLASS AND GRACE
RESPECT
GOOD MANNERS
LEADERSHIP
COMPLIMENTS
LOVE
FORESIGHT
PURPOSE
PRACTICE
FORGIVENESS
PREPARATION
APPRECIATING NATURE
INTEGRITY
CHARACTER
MOTIVATION
DO THY BEST
SPORTSMANSHIP
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
SOUL
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CIVILITY
LOYALTY
CONFIDENCE
LEARNING
GRIT
GENEROSITY
COMMITMENT
HONESTY
UNITY
VISION
PERSEVERANCE
COURAGE
HONOR
KINDNESS
SACRIFICE
MENTORING
GIVING BACK
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
PASSION
PATIENCE
PARENTING
BEING THERE
TRUST
INSPIRATION
JOY
HELPING OTHERS
SHARING
SMILE
OPTIMISM
INNOVATION
JUSTICE
HEALTH
OVERCOMING
COMPASSION
CHARITY
COMPROMISE
DO YOUR PART
LISTENING
STRENGTH
RIGHT CHOICES
GOOD EXAMPLES
COMMON GROUND
Pass It On®

I only have this to say,: "If you hate anything, it means you envy something. If you like everything, it means you attract all things."
Anthony O., Atlanta, GA

Mahalo for your great work!
Lorenn Walker, Waialua, Hawai'i

Thirteen years ago we formed a non-profit organization that would allow dogs to run freely on a one mile beach. We fought the Coastal Commission the City Council, and through PERSISTENCE 250,000 dogs and their families visit 'dog' beach each year and Huntington Beach, CA has just been awarded "Most Dog Friendly City in the USA." www.dogbeach.org martin@dogbeach.org
Martin S., President HDB, Huntington Beach, CA