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Personal Stories About ‘Persistence’

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