Pass It On®

Explore the value of Persistence

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