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Explore the value of Persistence

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PERSISTENCE
One may go a long way after one is tired.

French Proverb

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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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    A Strange Example

    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...

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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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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Persistence’

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    Duong V

    As a child growing up in Vietnam, Duong found that a large amount of his time was spent in the rice fields. However he was not alone in this rice field, he spent most of his time being bullied by the other children there. Duong did not give in to the constant bullying he stood up for himself day after day. Until...

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    Those Who Don't Give Up

    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...

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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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Explore Another Value

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