Friday’s Quote

“Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.” 
~ Paramahansa Yogananda

The definition of persistence is when determination exceeds doubt. If I had to put my finger on just one thing that is a difference maker in success, I would have to say persistence would be that one thing. Most people quit before they ever gave their goal or dream a fighting chance. And my favorite chapter of any book is the chapter entitled Persistence in Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.

Yesterday, Doug and I went on a hike here in Aspen, Colorado. We are here celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary! We went to the Maroon Bells area to hike up to Crater Lake. It’s not a crazy hike, but it’s not simple either. The path is incredibly rocky (yes, I fell), and the hike out was essentially all uphill—we started at 9,800 feet so breathing was already altered for us east-coasters (The lake is above 10,000 feet). Right before we arrived at the lake, at the peak of our struggle, a large young man was on his return trip and he said in the most enthusiastic tone, “It’s just rocks and leaves, right?” Well, it was a little more than that, but I loved his attitude and his persistence!

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” Bill Bradley

Today, take a look at what you want. Don’t continue reading until you really know what you want. Can we make a plan to make this happen? Some people can be persistent on their own, and others need a buddy to make sure they don’t quit. Either way, persistence is the answer. It’s part of every success story! Let’s pick something that we want and lets go after it with 100% persistence. I know we will be successful. Are you in?

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” Jim Watkins

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