Where are you with the pursuit of your entrepreneurial dream? Don't give up ... PERSEVERE!
I came across some great quotes that had been assembled and thought I'd share a few with you on the topic of "Perseverance".
* Why not share a few that have been meaningful to you, or perhaps relay a story of perseverance that you could share with our readers? It would be great to add your comments to this collection. Thanks in advance!
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. ~Henry Ward Beecher
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. ~Author Unknown
When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. ~Dale Carnegie
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~Author Unknown
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~Josh Billings
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. ~Author Unknown
Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. ~Newt Gingrich
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker, © Flavia.com <http://www.flavia.com/>
He conquers who endures. ~Persius
You can't go through life quitting everything. If you're going to achieve anything, you've got to stick with something. ~From the television show Family Matters
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running. ~Author unknown, in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. ~Walter Elliott, The Spiritual Life
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. ~G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession, 1893
There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~Author Unknown
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. ~Lucretius
Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ~Author Unknown
Saints are sinners who kept on going. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying
Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce. ~Vivian Komori
You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. ~Joe Namath
I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown
Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. ~Charles F. Kettering
One may go a long way after one is tired. ~French Proverb
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. ~Georges-Louis Leclerc
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~Robert Schuller
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~Thomas Foxwell Buxton
As a means to success, determination has this advantage over talent - that it does not have to be recognized by others. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com <http://www.robertbrault.com/>
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. ~William James
Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer. ~André A. Jackson
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. ~Earl Nightingale
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~William Feather
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. ~Jacob A. Riis