A Principle That Never Fails

Can you adhere to this rule- (1)

I don’t know how talented you are

But with this principle you are rather near than far

If you can adhere to this rule

You’ll take the talented to school

With this principle you’ll standout

Because in your mind you already know what you are about

So whatever you seek be it spiritual or material

And this principle can be carried out by all individual

If you are amongst those who keep their shoulders to the wheel

Going the extra mile won’t be a big deal

But it doesn’t stop there

What you should subtract from your list is the urge to compare

So to accomplish greatness

At some point you have to be blameless

As your journey is about growth and refinement

You have to decide to make your own statement

And that can be accomplish with this principle

The principle of PERSISTENCE

And it creates confidence

A principle that never fail is PERSISTENCE.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” Calvin Coolidge

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being at the crossroad is not for you to stop, but to make a decision and that decision is yours.

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4 responses to “A Principle That Never Fails

  1. I referred to ‘persistence’ by definition once again Richard and from that definition flows synonyms to include “endurance, grit, stamina, tenacity, doggedness and resolution” among others.

    Persistence is sustained through belief and focus. We oftentimes find our focus altered or diminished by the upset or frustration that comes with life’s trials throughout our journey. Anyone with considerable success in life or career would tell us that they have repeatedly fallen down but through persistence stood up again to press on.

    By our very nature humans have a built-in survival instinct and the same resolute focus that fuels survival instinct can and will drive our unwavering determination to overcome, to succeed. Persistence may be less instinctive than survival yet through persistence comes instinctive resolve.

    This brings to mind an old movie starring the late, great John Wayne as a stubborn, obstinate, relentlessly driven sheriff Rooster Cogburn who, through the dogged persistence of young Kim Darby as Mattie Ross, persisted to the end in their quest to capture the villain. The movie was titled ‘True Grit’ and for anyone who knew of actor John Wayne he was the quintessential representation of ‘persistence’! The movie was moving and comical, well worth tracking it down for viewing. It’s message is timeless and inspiring.

    Persistence elevates our state of mind and determination to succeed.

    Emerson and Coolidge represented this philosophy well through their words quoted here. Thank you Richard.

    • Thanks Don not only for your thoughts on what I posted but also your additional insight on the topic.

      “Persistence elevates our state of mind and determination to succeed.” Well said!

      Thanks Don and I am going check that movie out. Have a bless one.

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