Sunday, December 11, 2011


Author Napoleon Hill noted, “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” To develop persistence over the long haul, you have to cultivate inward determination on a continual basis. And if you do, someday your story may be similar to one of these:

  • ·         Admiral Peary attempted to reach the North Pole seven times before he made it on try number eight.
  • ·         Oscar Hammerstein had five flop shows that lasted less than a combined total of six weeks before Oklahoma, which ran for 269 weeks and grossed $7 million.
  • ·         John Creasey received 743 rejection slips from publishers before one word was ever published – he eventually published 560 books, which have sold more than 60 million copies.
  • ·         Eddy Arcaro lost 250 consecutive races before he won his first.
  • ·         Albert Einstein, Edgar Allan Poe, and John Shelley were all expelled from school for being mentally slow.

Learn to become a determined individual. And remember, the only difference between a little shot and a big shot is that the big shot kept shooting. – J. Maxwell

1 comment:

  1. “Press on!” .. Nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talents... Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb... Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts ... Persistence and determination alone are overwhelmingly powerful. – C. Coolidge


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