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