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Persistence is continued effort, despite challenges.

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  • “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

    —Robert J. Collier Writer

  • “If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.”

    —Calvin Coolidge 30th Us President

  • “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

    —Jimmy Dean Musician, Entrepreneur

  • “I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.”

    —Thomas Edison Inventor, Businessman

  • “I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.”

    —Albert Einstein Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher, Nobel Prize Winner

Stories About Persistence


Submitted by Jeremy Nicoll

When looking at our problems it can seem quite impossible to even budge them, much less make a significant impact. Often...

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I Believe In You.

Submitted by J.J.Carr

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...

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A Strange Example

Submitted 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,...

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Everyday Hero Stories

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...

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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...

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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...

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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