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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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    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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    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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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Persistence’

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