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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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    Momentum

    When looking at our problems it can seem quite impossible to even budge them, much less make a significant impact. Often momentum matters more than strength, and persistence more than initial impact. I heard about this being done when I was in high school: A teacher hung a bowling ball from the ceiling and...

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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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    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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    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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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