Success Thrives On Persistence

Last Update: July 04, 2018

The ability to stick to any activity long enough to produce favorable results is indispensable to success. Many fine personal attributes - a fine education, good contacts, a charming personality, etc - are far less vital to success than the ability to stay goal-directed and persevere.

This is what separates the champions from the also - rans! Don't confuse this wonderful quality of persistence with a tendency to stick - to or hang on to something or someone, even when to do something or someone, even relationships, should be released and let go for the good of all concerned, especially ours.

Applying persistence to a well - defined goal is indispensable. It is almost impossible to prevent your own success if you stick to it and continue to persist. Don't quit!

It was only a couple decades ago that a milkshake mixer salemen turned one San Bernardino, California hamburger stand into a vast fast - foods empire. That was Ray Kroc, and the company he biult is called McDonalds. Mr. Kroc did not become wealthy until he was in his mid - fifties, and he is a strong believer in the following words, and so am I:

Press on!

Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man or woman with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts; Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent.

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firstlearn Premium
Will I or anyone else persevere or quit? Only time will tell! Along with the perseverance we need determination. That is a major factor in reaching the finishing post.

rjkennedy Premium
Right Derek..gotta keep on pushing!
Lazyblogger Premium
Perseverance! Yes, if we can master this, it would make a whole difference to our business. Thank you for the insight.
rjkennedy Premium
Yes my friend, perseverance is 'key'
nikolina23 Premium
I really like your post, and I couldn't agree with you more - it takes courage to believe in your vision of success, and it also takes self-discipline to stay persistent in pursuing that vision.

Here's one of my favorite poems

Don't You Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the 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 every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow 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.
Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out -

The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
rjkennedy Premium
Very nice poem for thoe who feel they've 'hit a brick wall' and want to give up. Thanks for posting this.