CAN YOU PERSEVERE?
“I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller
When the going gets tough what do you do? I can name many people who through the quality of perseverance have achieved things that were previously thought impossible. First let me mention Christopher Columbus who discovered a new continent by sailing west looking for India, when some one told him if he did he’d fall off the end of the world. Today it’s the membership of the flat earth society that is dropping off!
Thomas Alva Edison didn’t think it was a waste of time to make over 10,000 attempts at creating incandescent light before finally achieving his goal, despite the derision of those who looked on. Now the whole planet is lit up at night because of his invention!
Then there was Wilbur and Orville Wright who were convinced they
could take a lump of heavy metal and make it fly in the sky and be able carry people through the air, despite some of their peers telling them “If we were meant to fly God would have given us wings!” Yet this very day tens of thousands of people will be flying all over the world!
Roger Bannister seemed to be attempting the impossible when he
chose to be the first man to run the mile in less than four minutes. Medical experts warned him he could do irreparable damage to his body if he succeeded and at worst he may kill himself and yet within a few short months many athletes had also run a sub four minute mile!
The list could go on and on!
If we are willing to persevere and take all the actions necessary to hold on to our dreams of personal success and never ever EVER give up, till we achieve them. We can and will become successful in whatever our desire happen to be.