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