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