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Personal Stories About ‘Persistence’

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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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    My First Management Job

    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...

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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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    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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    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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    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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VOLUNTEERING
LISTENING
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RIGHT CHOICES
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UNITY
MOTIVATION
PURPOSE
DETERMINATION
AMBITION
DEVOTION
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GOOD EXAMPLES
KINDNESS
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APPRECIATING NATURE
CARING
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TRUE BEAUTY
BEING THERE
APPRECIATION
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GREAT MUSIC
CONNECTING
GENEROSITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMPLIMENTS
VISION
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PERSISTENCE
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PIONEERING
HOPE
ENCOURAGEMENT
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
OPTIMISM
GIVING BACK
DO THY BEST
CIVILITY
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INSPIRATION
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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SMILE
OVERCOMING
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MINDFULNESS
HEALTH
FAMILY
INNOVATION
LITERACY
JUSTICE
CHARACTER
JOY
PASSION
INGENUITY
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DEDICATION
EDUCATION
GOOD MANNERS
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PARENTING
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
CONFIDENCE
STRENGTH
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RISING ABOVE
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LOYALTY
HONESTY
TRUST
PATIENCE
LAUGHTER
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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." www.dogbeach.org martin@dogbeach.org
Martin S., President HDB, Huntington Beach, CA