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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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    Speeches

    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,...

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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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    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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    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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Explore Another Value

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