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Persistence. Persistence. Persistence.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Persistence. Persistence. Persistence.
(from Spark’s Healthy Reflections)

We keep hearing about how persistence is often the key to success. But what do you do when you've been striving for so long that it seems like your goal is never going to see light?

How do you deal with the fear that you're about to fail? Again.
Simple. Give it just one more shot.
And then one more.

Think about the sweat and time you've committed already. You've come this far, you'd be unfair to yourself if you quit without a fight.

Even if the odds are way out of your favor and you can't see how it can possibly help, reach out and take one last swing. You never know what will happen. Big, meaningful achievements don't just happen when everything goes your way. How many times have you seen tennis players make miraculous winning shots while lunging for a ball that seemed impossible to reach? Sometimes, you can find victory in the effort.

(This really encouraged me today...)
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  • JUNEBUG150
    Have to agree with everyone else on this one, it was something I needed to hear as well! Thank you. Hugs, Meldoy
    3719 days ago
  • HEAD-OF-RED
    I loved this!!! Thanx for sharing!!!
    3719 days ago
  • no profile photo CD534346
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great post! Thanks for the encouraging note for a Monday morning!!!!
    3720 days ago
  • RASMUSSEN5
    emoticon I really needed to read this! Thanks for sharing!
    3720 days ago
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