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Personal Stories About ‘Persistence’

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