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[Quote No.51425] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Success is a [persistent] journey, not a destination." - Ben Sweetland

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[Quote No.51437] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Success comes before work only in the dictionary." - Anonymous

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[Quote No.51439] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Yesterday's failures are Today's seeds that must be diligently planted to be able to abundantly harvest Tomorrow’s success!" - Anonymous

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[Quote No.51442] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything else in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success." - H.W. Arnold

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[Quote No.51444] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"One of the commonest mistakes and one of the costliest is thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic - something or other which we do not possess. Success is generally due to holding on, and failure to letting go. You decide to learn a language, study music, take a course of reading, train yourself physically. Will it be success or failure? It depends upon how much pluck and perseverance that word 'decide' contains. The decision that nothing can overrule, the grip that nothing can detach will bring success. Remember the Chinese proverb, - 'With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin'." - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

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[Quote No.51447] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. . . It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree." - Alexander Graham Bell

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[Quote No.51450] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of work." - Sarah Knowles Bolton

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[Quote No.51460] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Persistence, persistence, persistence [is vital in life]." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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[Quote No.51467] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"The road to success is not to be run upon by seven-leagued boots. Step by step, little by little, bit by bit; that is the way to wealth, that is the way to wisdom, that is the way to glory." - Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

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[Quote No.51490] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats." - B.C. Forbes

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[Quote No.51491] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Failure is success if we learn from it [and try again]." - Malcolm Forbes

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[Quote No.51507] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit." - Conrad Hilton

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[Quote No.51511] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"...turn misery into wisdom!" - Oprah Winfrey

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[Quote No.51532] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A true story - with a message about the value of DETERMINATON AND PERSISTENCE: ] In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not practical. It had never been done before. Roebling could not ignore the vision he had in his mind of this bridge. He thought about it all the time and he knew deep in his heart that it could be done. He just had to share the dream with someone else. After much discussion and persuasion he managed to convince his son Washington, an up and coming engineer, that the bridge in fact could be built. Working together for the first time, the father and son developed concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With great excitement and inspiration, and the headiness of a wild challenge before them, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge. The project started well, but when it was only a few months underway a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling. Washington was injured and left with a certain amount of brain damage, which resulted in him not being able to walk or talk or even move. 'We told them so.' 'Crazy men and their crazy dreams.' 'It's foolish to chase wild visions.' Everyone had a negative comment to make and felt that the project should be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built. In spite of his handicap Washington was never discouraged and still had a burning desire to complete the bridge and his mind was still as sharp as ever. He tried to inspire and pass on his enthusiasm to some of his friends, but they were too daunted by the task. As he lay on his bed in his hospital room, with the sunlight streaming through the windows, a gentle breeze blew the flimsy white curtains apart and he was able to see the sky and the tops of the trees outside for just a moment. It seemed that there was a message for him not to give up. Suddenly an idea hit him. All he could do was move one finger and he decided to make the best use of it. By moving this, he slowly developed a code of communication with his wife. He touched his wife's arm with that finger, indicating to her that he wanted her to call the engineers again. Then he used the same method of tapping her arm to tell the engineers what to do. It seemed foolish but the project was under way again. For 13 years Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger on his wife's arm, until the bridge was finally completed. Today the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge stands in all its glory as a tribute to the triumph of one man's indomitable spirit and his determination not to be defeated by circumstances. It is also a tribute to the engineers and their team work, and to their faith in a man who was considered mad by half the world. It stands too as a tangible monument to the love and devotion of his wife who for 13 long years patiently decoded the messages of her husband and told the engineers what to do. Perhaps this is one of the best examples of a never-say-die attitude that overcomes a terrible physical handicap and achieves an impossible goal. Often when we face obstacles in our day-to-day life, our hurdles seem very small in comparison to what many others have to face. The Brooklyn Bridge shows us that dreams that seem impossible can be realised with determination and persistence, no matter what the odds are. Even the most distant dream can be realized with determination and persistence." - Unknown

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[Quote No.51536] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"We should be grateful for the difficulties in our lives... for they help us grow strong! We should be grateful for the problems we have to solve... for they help us grow wise! We should be grateful for the dangers we have to face... for they help us grow brave! " - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.51538] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A story - with a message about struggling helping us to grow:] Butterfly - A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were Nature's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives in order to grow to our full potential." - Unknown

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[Quote No.51541] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A story - with a message: every obstacle in our path is an opportunity to grow for the good of all.] The Rock in the Road - In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way to make the way easier for all to travel. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road to make the road free of obstacles for everyone. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand:- every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's own condition and help others." - Unknown

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[Quote No.51548] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A story - with a message: burning desire.] A young man asked a wise man the secret to success. The wise man told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. The wise man asked the young man to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their neck, the wise man took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but the wise man was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. The wise man pulled his head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air. The wise man asked, 'What did you want the most when you were there?' The boy replied, 'Air.' The wise man said, 'That is the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it.' There is no other secret. A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results!" - Unknown

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[Quote No.51556] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A story - with a message: focus on praising what can do, rather than criticising what can't!] An Unusual Bird Dog - There was a hunter who bought a bird dog, the only one of its kind in the world. That could walk on water. He couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw this miracle. At the same time, he was very pleased that he could show off his new acquisition to his friends. He invited a friend to go duck hunting. After some time, they shot a few ducks and the man ordered his dog to run and fetch the birds. All day-long, the dog ran on water and kept fetching the birds. The owner was expecting a comment or a compliment about his amazing dog, but never got one. As they were returning home, he asked his friend if he had noticed anything unusual about his dog. The friend replied, 'Yes, in fact, I did notice something unusual. Your dog can’t swim.' Unknown" - Unknown

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[Quote No.51567] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion. The potential for greatness lives within each of us." - Wilma Rudolph
Inspirational athlete who overcame polio to become the fastest woman sprinter in the world in the 1960 Olympics.
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[Quote No.51570] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A true story - with a message about overcoming obstacles with courage, determination and persistence.] The Wilma Rudolph Story - Wilma Rudolph overcame long odds to become one of the world's best-known athletes. How and why she did what she did are as amazing as her accomplishments. She was born on June 23, 1940, in Bethlehem, Tennessee. She was born premature, or early, and so she was a weak baby. She was born into a large family (the 20th of 22 children), in a time when African-Americans weren't at the top of the list to get help at America's finest hospitals. She had many diseases as a child, including polio, scarlet fever, and pneumonia; one result of this was that her left leg was partially deformed. She wouldn't give up, however, and was determined to be like any other child. She wore braces to help herself walk. Her family gave her daily massages on her leg and also drove her to physical therapy sessions. All of these things put together led to the astonishing development of Wilma's taking off the braces entirely when she was 9. Two years later, she was playing basketball! (In her later life, she was fond of saying this: 'My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.') Rudolph proved to be a remarkable athlete and caught the attention of the track coach at nearby Tennessee State University, who coached her in track throughout her high school years. She never lost a high school track meet and attended college practices while she was still in high school. At age 16, Wilma competed for and won a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. Her 4x100-meter relay won the bronze medal at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. She kept running and got better and better. She enrolled at Tennessee State and continued to win track meets. At the 1960 Olympics in Rome, she became the first American woman—white or black—to win three gold medals in one Olympics. She won the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4x100-meter relay. Many people called her the 'World's Fastest Woman.' She was named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. Suddenly, Wilma Rudolph, who was once a little girl who couldn't walk without the help of leg braces, was an international track star. She toured other countries, winning big cheers in England, Germany, Greece, and the Netherlands. When she spoke, people listened. Her return home to Tennessee was a momentous occasion as well. The governor of her home state wanted to have a victory parade for her, but Rudolph wouldn't allow it unless it didn't include restrictions on people's skin color. The governor agreed, and the parade was the first integrated event in Clarksville, where she had lived since she was very young. Rudolph remained a public figure, working to help young athletes get better and to improve the rights of African-Americans. She worked as a track coach at DePauw University, in Indiana. She created the Wilma Rudolph Foundation to help young athletes get the recognition and support they deserved. She was voted into the National Track and Field Hall of Hame, as well as the Black Athletes Hall of Fame and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. She was also a sports commentator. " - Unknown
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[Quote No.51572] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A true story - with a message about overcoming obstacles with courage, determination and persistence.] Responsibility and Responsibleness - the Greatest Gift: Your attitude toward limitations and disabilities determines to what degree they cause you suffering. Rabbi Elchonon Hertzman writes that he once met someone who was especially intelligent and knowledgeable, and also partially paralyzed. Although he moved around in a wheelchair, he was extremely calm and patient. He ran a large business and accomplished great things. One day Rabbi Hertzman heard his story: The handicapped man came from a wealthy home and his parents could afford all the help they wished. Nevertheless, they planned that they would not allow their son's physical defect to be a deterrent factor in his life. They forced him to do everything by himself. They made him cook and clean and do everything he needed without the assistance of anyone else. At first, the neighbors thought that the parents were exceedingly cruel. They later realized that by instilling in their son the attitude that he could do whatever he had the confidence he could do, the parents had given him the greatest gift possible." - Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
Quote from his book, 'Gateway to Happiness', p.239.
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[Quote No.51574] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[More than one true story - with a message about overcoming obstacles, including health challenges.] ------ Famous Leaders with disabilities: disabilities were traditionally thought of as disadvantages that hinder a person’s capacity to be a productive member of society and to live life to the fullest. Some people may even look at a disability as indicating a total dependence on others and an utter lack of self-sufficiency. Fortunately, most people nowadays are better educated and enlightened about the truths behind a disability. There are various types of disabilities which may range from physical disabilities such as blindness, hearing impairment, or restrictions in bodily functions, to learning disorders such as dyslexia or difficulty in reading and writing. A lot of people also suffer from psychological difficulties such as mood disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders, to name a few. Exploring the world of disabilities through prominent personalities, however, immediately reveals that a disability is not necessarily a hindrance nor a life sentence concerning what one can and cannot accomplish. Many world leaders who have made their indelible mark on history have proven that disabilities are mere challenges that can be overcome and surpassed. --- 1) Alexander the Great (356 BC – 323 BC): Alexander the Great was said to have epilepsy, then known as ‘the sacred disease’ due to the belief that those afflicted with these seizures were either touched by the gods or possessed by evil spirits. He was the King of Macedonia, expanded his territories and conquered the Persian Empire. To this day, he is considered one of the greatest military leaders ever. --- 2) George Washington (1732 – 1799): George Washington, in spite of his early education, was described as having dreadful grammar skills and poor performance in reading and language skills. Suspected to have suffered from dyslexia, a learning disorder, Washington also had difficulty in spelling and expressing himself in writing. Still, he was a gifted military leader and became the first President of the United States and the only President to have been unanimously elected for three terms, the last of which he already refused. He was also recognized as ‘The Father of His Country’. --- 3)Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 – 1821): Anecdotes and excerpts from several of Napoleon’s biographies described him as having suffered from epilepsy during his lifetime. As a young student in Paris, while being punished for insubordination and made to eat on his knees, he had a major seizure and was consequently let off his punishment. Even in his adult years, there have been records of Napoleon suffering from epileptic seizures with frothing at the mouth that lasted for about fifteen minutes. Napoleon was a general and war hero with numerous victories to his name and became no less than the Emperor of France. --- 4)Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865): From birth, Abraham Lincoln was already predisposed to suffering from mental illness. Both his mother and father suffered from bouts of depression and were both described as sad, somber, and gloomy. Lincoln had a host of paternal relations including a great uncle who was reportedly deranged, an alcoholic, and a depressive uncle; at least one manic-depressive cousin, several cousins who suffered from mood swings; a niece who was diagnosed and committed to an institution for the insane, and the list goes on and on. Lincoln himself had expressed suicidal ideations and had publicly suffered at least two breakdowns. In spite of his battle against this consuming adversary within himself, Lincoln acquired great stature and became the 16th President of the USA, and was best known for his victorious war effort and for changing the face of slavery in America. --- 5)Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924): Woodrow Wilson was suspected to have suffered from dyslexia, a type of reading disorder. He was a very poor student, was considered quite slow by his teachers, and did not learn to read till he was 12 years old. His father, determined to help his son, tutored him intensively. Woodrow taught himself shorthand and through sheer determination and self-discipline was able to get into college, obtained a degree in law, and became a lawyer, a revered college professor, a governor, and eventually, the 28th President of the United States. --- 6) Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965): Throughout his life, Winston Churchill suffered from a speech impediment, similar to what his father also had. He was prone to stuttering, speaking with a lisp, making occasional rattling noises in his throat, and described himself as tongue-tied. He consulted several specialists in the field and worked diligently on speech exercises for extensive periods. He aspired to become a great public speaker and did become one of the world’s greatest orators, known for his emphatic political speeches which he delivered effectively and compellingly. It was said that he chose his words carefully and avoided words that began and ended with an ‘s.’ He himself was quoted to have said that his ‘impediment is no hindrance.’ He spoke the truth as his lisp and stuttering did not hold him back from serving England twice as Prime Minister and for being instrumental in the victory in the war against Nazi Germany as well as for being awarded the Nobel Prize in 1953. --- 7) Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945): When he was 39 years old, Franklin D. Roosevelt was afflicted with polio and was paralyzed from the waist down, thus requiring the use of a cane, crutches, or a wheelchair. In public, however, he downplayed the extent of his physical disability and, as a result, very few people knew at that time that he was, in fact, unable to walk without assistance. In spite of these difficulties, Franklin Roosevelt attained the honor of being the only American President to have been elected four consecutive terms due to his success in aiding the recovery of the U.S. economy and restoration of order after the World War. --- 8) Ronald Reagan (1911 – 2004): In his 70s, Ronal Reagan was thrown off a horse and suffered a concussion as well as a subdural hematoma which required surgery. Doctors were convinced that these events hastened the development of Alzheimer’s disease which is a progressive and degenerative disorder that weakens brain cells and causes deterioration of memory, language skills, thinking skills, and behavior. Reagan was a popular actor who enjoyed a long and fruitful political career as governor of California and was the 40th President of the United States. --- 9) Boris Yeltsin (1931 – 2007): Boris Yeltsin suffered quite a lot from depression and alcohol abuse. In his memoirs, he often recounted his bouts of severe depression and agonizing self-appraisals. His problem with alcohol caused him to be involved in periodic disappearances and not showing up for appointments with heads of state. In spite of these challenges, Yeltsin accomplished much as the first, freely elected President of Independent Russia. --- 10)David Blunkett ( 1947 – ): David Blunkett was born into a poor family in one of England’s most disadvantaged districts. He was blind since the day he was born due to a rare genetic disorder. He studied at schools for the blind where he applied himself and garnered honors. He went into local politics and eventually became a Member of Parliament, Secretary of Education and Employment, and Home Secretary in the United Kingdom. ------ Conclusion: These outstanding personalities have proven that an impairment need not be a disability. These people have not only taken their lives into their own hands but turned them around for the better. Not only have they conquered the challenges within their own minds and bodies that nature has bestowed upon them, but they have touched numerous lives and made a positive difference in the lives of many people through their displays of courage, persistence, hard work, and the will to succeed." - famous101.com
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[Quote No.51578] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A story - with a message about ignoring supposed limits.] The Bumblebee - According to scientists, the bumblebee's body is too heavy and its wing span too small. Aerodynamically, the bumblebee cannot fly. But the bumblebee doesn’t know that and it keeps flying. When you don't know your limitations, you go out and surprise yourself. In hindsight, you wonder if you had any limitations. The only limitations a person has are those that are self-imposed." - Unknown

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"[A true story - with a message about staying motivated by keeping your eyes on the eventual prize rather than on the temporary obstacles in the way:] The Catalina Channel - On July 4, 1952, Florence Chadwick was on her way to becoming the first woman to swim the Catalina Channel. She had already conquered the English Channel. The world was watching. Chadwick fought the dense fog, bone-chilling cold and many times, the sharks. She was striving to reach the shore but every time she looked through her goggles, all she could see was the dense fog. Unable to see the shore, she gave up. Chadwick was disappointed when she found out that she was only half a mile from the coast. She quit, not because she was a quitter but because her goal was not in sight anywhere. The elements didn’t stop her. She said, ‘I’m not making excuses. If only I had seen the land, I could have made it.’ Two months later, she went back and swam the Catalina Channel. This time, in spite of the bad weather, she had her goal in mind and not only accomplished it but beat the men’s record by two hours." - Unknown

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[Quote No.51598] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A story - with a message about being skeptical about beliefs, even of so-called authorities, and persisting past criticism, as it is so often wrong.] Two Frogs - A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, ‘Did you not hear us?’ The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time." - Unknown

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[Quote No.52421] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A true story - with a message about persisting past failures, even tragedies, to eventually reach success.] - Mt. Everest - It took 32 years of failures for dedicated climbers to reach the top of Mt. Everest, a peak scaled so often now it hardly makes the newspaper! At over 29,000 feet of altitude, snow never melts atop Mt. Everest. Sometimes winds at the summit reach 200 miles per hour. George Leigh-Mallory is first recorded as attempting the climb in 1921. On his third try, in 1924, he disappeared into the mist, never to be seen again. The mountain had won. Eight more attempts were made on the mountain resulting in eight more failures. But finally, along came Edmund Hillary in 1953, who, along with his guide, conquered the peak for the first time!" - Steve Goodier

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[Quote No.52422] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing 'til it gets there!" - Josh Billings

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[Quote No.51608] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A story - with a message about coping with adversity and using your challenges, to make you stronger and better:] Are you Potatoes, Eggs, or Ground Coffee Beans? - Once upon a time, a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn't know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. After twenty minutes, he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her, he asked, ‘Daughter, what do you see?’ ‘Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,’ she hastily replied. ‘Look closer’, he said, ‘and touched the potatoes’. She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face. ‘Father, what does this mean?’ she asked. He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs, and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity, the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently. The potato went in strong, hard and unrelenting, but in boiling water it became soft and weak. The egg was fragile with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard. However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new. ‘Which are you?’ he asked his daughter. ‘When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?’ In life, things happen around us and things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us." - Unknown

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[Quote No.51616] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A story - with a message: even if you can’t do it all, or even a lot, at least do what you can:] The Starfish - There was a man taking a morning walk at or the beach. He saw that along with the morning tide came hundreds of starfish and when the tide receded, they were left behind and with the morning sun rays, they would die. The tide was fresh and the starfish were alive. The man took a few steps, picked one and threw it into the water. He did that repeatedly. Right behind him there was another person who couldn't understand what this man was doing. He caught up with him and asked, ‘What are you doing? There are hundreds of starfish. How many can you help? What difference does it make?’ This man did not reply, took two more steps, picked up another one, threw it into the water, and said, ‘It makes a difference to this one.’ " - Unknown

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[Quote No.51627] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A true story - with a message about persistence:] What Can An Ant Teach Us? - Tamerlane! Amir Timur was a great Mongolian King and great great grandfather of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Dynasty in India. He was one of the bravest and greatest warriors born in present Uzbekistan. He had conquered nearly half of the world known at that time. His courage was great. Amir Taimur, was someone who was so firm and unfaltering in every predicament, that he did not cower from any misfortune. He learnt from an Ant not to loose courage. He tells his own story as follows. Once he was fighting a battle. He was defeated. He had to run away to the mountains to save his life. He hid himself in a safe place. Tired and hungry he sat at one place quietly watching little things around him. He noticed an Ant working. The Ant was carrying a grain of rice much bigger than itself. With this load the Ant tried to climb up a wall. The grain fell down. The Ant came down and lifted the grain once again. It started to climb the wall. Again the grain fell down and again it went down to try. The Ant did not loose courage. It tried again and again. The King tells us that the Ant tried thirty three times until it succeeded in taking the grain up the wall. The King learnt a lesson. Man looses courage. He was weak. He must grow strong. I said to myself: O' Taimur! You are by no means inferior to an Ant. Arise and get back to work. So heartened, he went about collecting his run-away soldiers and officers. He rebuilt his army. He fought yet another battle. He won. Thereafter, one success after another came to him. He had learnt not to loose courage. He continued to battle until he became a great King. Constant effort is the key to success. Ants know their lesson. Men have to learn. Never loose courage. " - Unknown

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[Quote No.51629] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Hang in there! is more than an expression of encouragement to someone experiencing hardship or difficulty; it is sound advice for anyone intent on doing good in the world. Whether by leading or prodding others, or improving oneself, or contributing in the thick of things to some larger cause, perseverance is often crucial to success...Much good that might have been achieved in the world is lost through hesitation, faltering, wavering, vacillating, or just not sticking with it." - William J. Bennett
From his book, 'The Book of Virtues'.
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[Quote No.51650] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[A true story - with a message about using difficulties and failure to grow with persistence into success:] - Refusing to Accept Failure - Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest. On May 29, 1953 he scaled the highest mountain then known to man-29,000 feet straight up. He was knighted for his efforts. He even made American Express card commercials because of it! However, until we read his book, High Adventure, we don't understand that Hillary had to grow into this success. You see, in 1952 he attempted to climb Mount Everest, but failed. A few weeks later a group in England asked him to address its members. Hillary walked on stage to a thunderous applause. The audience was recognizing an attempt at greatness, but Edmund Hillary saw himself as a failure. He moved away from the microphone and walked to the edge of the platform. He made a fist and pointed at a picture of the mountain. He said in a loud voice, 'Mount Everest, you beat me the first time, but I'll beat you the next time because you've grown all you are going to grow... but I'm still growing!'" - Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR
Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR (Third Order Franciscan). He has authored a number of books including the excellent 'The Sower's Seeds: Revised and Expanded - 120 Inspiring Stories for Preaching, Teaching and Public Speaking', (2004)
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[Quote No.51656] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[Poem: - with a lesson about failure, mistakes, costs, learning and persistence]

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men,
Gang aft agley,
And lea'e us nought by grief and pain,
For promised joy.

" - Robert Burns

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[Quote No.51657] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[Poem: 'Don't Quit!']

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill;
When funds are low and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit;
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit!

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out!
Don't give up though the pace seems slow, -
You may succeed with another blow!

Success is failure turned inside out, -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit!

" - Unknown

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[Quote No.51667] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"...no activity can be continued for long if it does not to some extent afford pleasure to the participant." - Desiderius Erasmus
(1466 – 1536), Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam was a Dutch philosopher, humanist and theologian. This is a quote from his letter to Christian Northoff (1497), as translated in Collected Works of Erasmus (1974), p. 114.
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[Quote No.51671] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. [At that point, winners don't quit. On the contrary they use the experience to get a better plan and redouble their efforts!]" - Mike Tyson
Champion boxer
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[Quote No.51674] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[Do not let difficulties stop you or make you unhappy:] As a lotus flower is born in [muddy] water, grows in [muddy] water and rises out of [muddy] water to stand above it unsoiled [clean and fragrant], so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world [its vices and pains], live [gratefully and happily] unsoiled by the world!" - Buddha
(563-483 B.C.), Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism.
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[Quote No.51676] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[Do not let difficulties stop you or make you unhappy:] May we exist in muddy water with purity, like a lotus!" - Zen saying

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[Quote No.51678] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[Do not let difficulties stop you or make you unhappy:] To stay calm, relaxed and unaffected, amid challenges, remember the image of water off a duck's back." - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.51699] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[German philosopher, poet, composer, and writer (1844–1900) Friedrich] Nietzsche was striving to correct the belief that fulfillment must come easily or not at all, a belief ruinous in its effects, for it leads us to withdraw prematurely from challenges that might have been overcome if only we had been prepared for the savagery legitimately demanded by almost everything valuable. ...Fulfillment [in fact] was to be reached not by avoiding pain, but by recognizing its role as a natural, inevitable step on the way to reaching anything good." - Alain de Botton
in his book, 'The Consolations of Philosophy'.
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[Quote No.51712] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself." - Robert Collier

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[Quote No.51732] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Never give up...No one knows what's going to happen next. " - L. Frank Baum

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[Quote No.51733] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up." - Thomas Wolfe

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[Quote No.51740] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"[All things, including problems and challenges are temporary. So outlast them!] The weariest nights, the longest days, sooner or later must perforce come to an end." - Emmuska Orczy
(1865 - 1947), Hungarian born author. She is best known for her Scarlet Pimpernel series about a British aristocrat who dashes in to rescue his fellow noblemen during the French Revolution.
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[Quote No.51754] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. There is no code of conduct to help beginners. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent." - Sophia Loren
Actress
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[Quote No.51789] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"The poet's, the writer's, duty is to...help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail." - William Faulkner
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[Quote No.51791] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"It is the writer's privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart." - William Faulkner
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[Quote No.51801] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"It is just the little touches after the average man would quit [i.e. going the extra mile] that make the master's fame." - Orison Marden

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[Quote No.51807] Need Area: Mind > Persist
"The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it - so fine that we often are on the line and do not know it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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