Perseverance quotes page 2
You have to have a lot of passion for what you are doing. And it's totally true, and the
reason is, because it's so hard that if you don't, any rational person would give up. It's really
and you have to do it over a sustained period of time. So if you don't love, if you're not
having fun doing it, you don't really love it, you're gonna give up. And that's what happens to
most people actually. If you really look at the ones that ended up, you know, being
"successful" in the eyes of society and the ones that didn't, often times, it's the ones that
are successful love what they did so they could persevere. You know, when it got really
tough. And the ones that didn't love it quit.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we
recommend it daily.
Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.
Wealth is more often the result of a lifestyle of hard work, perseverance, planning, and, most
of all, self-discipline.
Thomas J. Stanley
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
I started making a list of the lessons I learned from playing poker that could also be applied
- Be patient and think long-term.
- The players with the most stamina and focus usually win.
- Differentiate yourself. Do the opposite of what the rest of the table is doing.
- Hope is not a good plan.
This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for
president. You gotta preserve.
George W. Bush, during Perseverance Month at an elementary school
in New Hampshire, 2000
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
I was relentless even in the face of total lack of encouragement because much more often
than you think; sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.
In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be
prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100
percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.
Most self made millionaires rank high on the tenacity scale... The majority (76%) of the
millionaires I surveyed report that tenacity and hard work account for why they consistently
achieve at a high level.
Thomas J. Stanley
Where the determination is, the way can be found.
George S. Clason
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above
all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this
thing must be attained.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
I pledge a commitment to My Success, My Family's Success and to the Successful Survival of
the company I represent. Success is not an option for me but something I insist! Success is
not something others can give to me, that the government or the economy can provide me.
Success is not determined by luck, chance, race, creed, color or religion but hard work,
creativity, follow through and persistence. I refuse to not have My Success. I refuse to quit
prior to My Success and I will do everything ethical in claiming my right to My Success. My
Success is My Duty, My Obligation and My Responsibility.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and a devotion to the things you want to
Frank Lloyd Wright
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come
tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere;
and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain
something beautiful is ever lost.
To persevere in one's duty, and be silent is the best answer to calumny.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when
they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison
I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a transformer in any
situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It
requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a
Stephen R. Covey
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
To be simple is a pedestrian virtue, but to persevere in simplicity is a virtue of spiritual gains.
Courage, endurance, fearlessness and above all self-sacrifice are the qualities of our leaders.
Vital Time Tactic #4
Handle everything once and only once
Single handling means once you start a priority task, stay with it until it's 100 percent
complete. Persevere without diversion or distraction. Don't pick up the same task, same piece
of paper, or even the same phone call twice. Pick it up, swarm all over it, take care of it,
then bring it to a close and go on to the next one.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
What persistence really does is build money consciousness. That's why the money arrives in
bunches when it finally arrives.