Wednesday, July 30, 2014


One thing many professions have in common is the impact of persistence that high performers exhibit. Staying with the process can be quite impactful.

One of the best examples of this is Thomas Edison and the light bulb. Edison tried 1600 different materials before he settled on the proper filament. He was very persistent.

Another good example is Roger Bannister who was the first to run the four minute mile. He stayed with attempts until he was able to break the record.

Abraham Lincoln lost 8 elections, twice failed in business and suffered a nervous breakdown.  He could have quit many times, but he didn't and because he didn't quit, he became one of the greatest Presidents in the history of the United States.

We currently have so many sports examples of sports persistence where people are driven to break a record.

Continually striving to reach a worthwhile goal is necessary. Being persistent will allow more achievement and more success.

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