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PERSISTENCE
Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Benjamin Franklin

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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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    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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    I Believe In You.

    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...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Persistence’

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