The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
It ain't about how hard you can hit. Its about how hard you can get hit, and how much you can take, and keep moving forward.
Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.
What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning - and some of them many times over - what do you find? That you can swim? Well - life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
God is with those who persevere.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
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.
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.
Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
A man may fight fiercely to hold his own in business; but he does not need to fight to get ahead of someone in the elevator, or up the car steps, or at the post office window. And no matter how strong competition is, business and personal courtesy make it easier and pleasanter for everybody.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
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