Explore the value of Persistence
To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment will come, is quite possibly one of the most powerful "magic skills" that human beings are capable of. It has been noted by almost every ancient wisdom tradition.
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.
Eugene S. Wilson
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Personal Stories About ‘Persistence’
MomentumSubmitted by Jeremy Nicoll
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...
I Believe In You.Submitted by J.J.Carr
I am young and a writer. I have no money and no published books. I work nonstop, trying to get up the nerve to finish the story. I have great ideas and plot lines,but I could never get up the nerve to write a book through, only about a page or two. Then, I would tell myself that it was stupid and never would be...
SpeechesSubmitted by mayizzzle
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,...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Persistence’
Brett ESubmitted by Patricia Frega
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
Duong VSubmitted by Andrew Li
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...
Those Who Don't Give UpSubmitted by Julie
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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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO THY BEST
CLASS AND GRACE
DO YOUR PART
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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."
Martin S., President HDB, Huntington Beach, CA