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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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    Momentum

    When looking at our problems it can seem quite impossible to even budge them, much less make a significant impact. Often momentum matters more than strength, and persistence more than initial impact. I heard about this being done when I was in high school: A teacher hung a bowling ball from the ceiling and...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Persistence’

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