PERSISTENCE- KEY TO WINNING IN TIMES LIKE THIS

“Do not be deterred by the vagaries of failure. No matter

how huge your efforts had been and irrespective of how much

money, time and mental calculations had been expended,

without success, you must not be daunted.”

–                   Norman Vincent Peale

Once upon a time there were two frogs going down a country road. A great storm came up and they became confused. The wind was blowing so hard that they got separated and lost. In the confusion the first frog fell into a bottle of milk. He looked around, got angry, cursed life and its bad breaks, and started crying and complaining about the problem and how bad life was. He whined and complained and focused his energies on the problem and he soon gave up and died. The second frog also fell into a bottle of milk, but he had a different attitude, a different perspective, a positive perspective. He didn’t like the fact that he fell into the milk. He didn’t like the tough breaks that life had thrown him, but he directed his energies to the solution rather than just the problemHe kept on hopping and kept on kicking; he didn’t give up. He realized it is not so much what happens to you, but the key is what you do about it! So he started kicking and he kept on kicking. He kicked and he kicked until he churned the milk into cream. He continued to kick. He kicked and kicked until he churned the cream into butter and eventually he walked out. Friends, life is not going to play fair. There will be times life throws you some curve balls, and your ultimate success or failure will depend on whether you sit around angry at life, concentrating on the problem and how unfair it is, or whether you concentrate on the solution to the problem. I have found, without a doubt, that the key to success is not what happens to you but what you do about what happens to you.

There is no substitute for persistence. The person who makes

                persistence his watch-word, discovers that “Old Man Failure” finally

                becomes tired, and makes his departure. Failure cannot cope with

                persistence.”

–                Anonymous

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