Persistence

“If you stop today because the pain gets to be too much, tomorrow you will stop a little earlier and the next day you will make no effort at all.” (author unknown)

How many times were you on the verge of a breakthrough when you stopped just short of the end? The answer to that question is, you will never know. The difference between success and failure is frequently simply the willingness to go one more step

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.“ (Thomas Edison)

How many people are willing to find the 10,000 ways that don’t work in order to find the one way that does work?

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. “ (Dale Carnegie)

What opportunities have you lost because you weren’t willing to take one more chance?

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.“
(Louis Pasteur)

Do you have some secret that surpasses tenacity and persistence?

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” (Victor Frankl)

Whether you look at it as dedication, determination, persistence or some other word, it’s a trait that nearly every successful person possesses.

Do you?

Lawrence

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