Explore the value of Persistence
We haven't failed. We now know a thousand things that won't work, so we're that much closer to finding what will.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
John R. Wooden
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find that you have crossed the mountain.
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
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Personal Stories About ‘Persistence’
A Strange ExampleSubmitted by Anonymous
Is it strange to tell a story about a cat? I know cats don't have the higher moral capabilities humans are said to posses, but my cat is nothing if not persistent. And he's always pleasant about it. When he's ready to get up, he'll let you know. And if you don't get up, he'll persist in trying to wake you until...
My First Management JobSubmitted by Anonymous
When I started my career in management I was really green, but I always tried to stay upbeat and positive on the job. I was working for a new company that was having a rocky time with their only major customer. Actually, there was one point where my General Manager told me he liked me and suggested I should start...
SpeechesSubmitted by mayizzzle
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,...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Persistence’
Travis PastranaSubmitted by
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.
Those Who Don't Give UpSubmitted by Julie
When I was trying to decide who was my biggest hero, I realized I couldn't make up my mind. And then another idea came. I've seen people in poverty, people struggling to hold a job, and in many hard, stressful situations. The fact that these people don't give up, and try their hardest for the sake of others makes...
Robert FSubmitted by Robert D. Frank
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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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DO THY BEST
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
DO YOUR PART
CLASS AND GRACE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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."
Martin S., President HDB, Huntington Beach, CA