Persistence

I’m a big fan of persistence. I think it is the ultimate power tool. With it you can conquer the world! Before its wrath, obstacles are blown away, problems fall by the wayside, setbacks are scoffed at. Whatever you are trying to accomplish, persistence wins.

So many people give up just before they turn the corner. If they could just see through the clouds, they’d see success.

Here are some of my favorite quotes on persistence:

  • Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. – Bill Bradley
  • Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. – Napoleon Hill
  • Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Ben Franklin
  • Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite. – Robert Half
  • Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. – Samual Johnson
  • Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese proverb
  • When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stone-cutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before together. – Jacob A. Riis, journalist and social reformer (1849-1914)
  • Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. – Calvin Coolidge
  • It is the `follow through’ that makes the great difference between ultimate success and failure, because it is so easy to stop. – Charles F. Kettering
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