02 Feb 21
The received wisdom, as any motivational speaker or success guru will tell you, is that "Persistence is the key to successful Internet Marketing Online From Home." Or is it!?
While persistence in fact IS the most crucial trait it truly is required to obtain the type of economic success that we Huge Dogs need, it ought to be saved in intellect that persistence is just 1/2 the answer. I'll clarify what I mean at the conclusion of this text, but first I am going to provide you with my favorite quotes concerning the pleasant of persistence. These are rates that I've amassed over a lifetime of being in the company; some of 'em I have taped to my workplace wall. These are rates from some top-notch, famous men and ladies down in the course of a long time. They have served ME neatly, and I really feel they can help you, as neatly; the finest way to utilize 'em is to study one, pause, and just Believe about it for ages - let the knowledge sink in.
Ready? OK, Big Dogs, let's go!..
“When things go wrong, don't go with them.”
“Success in Internet Marketing is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.”
“Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent.”
-Comedian Steve Martin
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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”
“Money grows on the tree of persistence”
“Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel."
“When life knocks you down you have two choices - stay down or get up."
"The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places."
"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."
"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."
"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."
"Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce."
"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."
"Keep on going. 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
"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."
"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second."
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
"Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting."
“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”
-James A. Michener
“If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.”
“Persistence and passion will make you invincible.”
“While persistence offers no guarantees, it does give 'luck' a chance to operate.”
“It always seems impossible until it's done.”
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.”
“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit”
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.”
“Life, Stormy says, is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It's about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what.”
“My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results... but it is the effort that's heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.”
-George R.R. Martin
“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”
-Julie Andrews Edwards
“That which does not kill me, makes me stronger.”
“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”
-St. Catherine of Siena
“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.”
-H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Everything works out in the end. If it hasn't worked out yet, then it's not the end.”
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
-Billie Jean King
“Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.”
It's easy to act honorable when things are coming along and all your pastures are green. Plenty difficult when the ground is dried and burned and people have connived to take even that from you. I'll sell this place, or I'll lose it. I'll go on. People who don't have hard times aren't living.”
-Nancy E. Turner
“If everyone could be successful and rich, there would be no point in working so hard. Where is the fun in that?”
“I may not be where I want to be, but if I stop now, I'll NEVER get where I'm going!”
“Sometimes the smallest steps are the hardest to take, because it takes time to see results. We want the quick fix or the big win to happen right away. But slow, steady progress is the most enduring kind of progress, because your results will be built on a firm foundation of faith and persistence.”
“To achieve what 1% of the worlds population has (Financial Freedom), you must be willing to do what only 1% dare to do..... hard work and perseverance of highest order.”
“In South Africa, they dig for diamonds. Tons of earth are moved to find a little pebble not as large as a little fingernail. The miners are looking for the diamonds, not the dirt. They are willing to lift all the dirt in order to find the jewels. In daily life, people forget this principle and become pessimists because there is more dirt than diamonds. When trouble comes, don’t be frightened by the negatives. Look for the positives and dig them out. They are so valuable it doesn't matter if you have to handle tons of dirt.”
“Perseverance is everything. We all stumbled when we took our first steps yet we were running sooner than we realized, and then we couldn’t stay still. Why stay still now?”
“In truth, I am nothing but a plodding mediocrity — please observe, a plodding mediocrity — for a mere mediocrity does not go very far, but a plodding one gets quite a distance.”
-Benjamin N. Cardozo
Pretty inspiring words, doncha think, fellow Big Dogs?
Now, as I said at the beginning of this article, I am inclined to disagree slightly with the gurus; the quality of "persistence" IS undoubtedly the most important of success-virtues.
HOWEVER, it must be combined with another quality to be completely effective.
Read the following two quotes:
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."
“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”
Get the point? It's not enough just to be persistent; one must practice being persistent on a daily basis!
OK, OK, OK, I've preached enough for one day! (Did I just hear some wise Aleck say, "Amen!?") I'd just like to leave you with a final thought - a poem by Rudyard Kipling.....
If you can preserve your head when all about you
Are dropping theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can have faith yourself when all guys doubt you,
But make allowance for his or her doubting too;
If you could wait and never be tired through ready,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't crumple to hating,
And yet do not appear too decent, nor speak too intelligent;
If you could dream - and no longer make goals your grasp;
If you can suppose - and no longer make recommendations your goal;
If you could meet with triumph and catastrophe treat these two imposters simply the identical;
If you could bear to listen to the reality you've got spoken
Twisted through knaves to make a lure for fools,
Or watch the stuff you gave your lifestyles to damaged,
And hunch and construct 'em up with worn-out equipment;
If you could make one heap of your whole winnings
And possibility it on one flip of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start once again at your beginnings
And by no means breath a observe about your loss;
If you can drive your coronary heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are long gone,
And so dangle on when there's nothing in you Aside from The desire which says to them: "Hold on";
If you can speak with crowds and preserve your advantage,
Or stroll with kings - nor lose the standard contact;
If neither foes nor loving chums can damage you;
If all men count number with you, but none too plenty;
If you could fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything it's in it,
And - which is extra - you'll be A person my son!
Thanks for listening, fellow Big Dogs! I trust you got some valuable pointers. And now I'd like to leave you with some words from the Big Dog himself:
No matter how you feel.....
But never, never GIVE up!
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