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Persistence Pays

<            Think a minute…You know that overnight success usually takes at least 10 years? One man said, “My overnight success was the longest night of my life. I spent many days and nights just getting there!”  Remember, “Rome was not built in a day.” Many people are waiting for their ship to come in…when they’ve not even sent it out of the harbor. You see, winners simply do what losers don’t want to do. And they keep doing it until they get the success they want. Success is mostly just hanging on after others have let go! Or as one guy put it:  “Big shots are just little shots who kept on shooting.” So the most important trip you’ll ever make is when you go the extra mile. 

Many people who failed did not know how close they were to success when they gave up. People don’t actually fail, they just quit too easily. One guy said: “The secret to success is to start from scratch—and to keep on scratching.”  So don’t quit trying just because your trying times are hard.  The great inventor, Thomas Edison, tried a certain experiment hundreds of times, but it still did not work. So his assistant said to him: “It’s too bad that we did all that work without any results. But Edison replied: “Oh, we have lots of results! We now know 700 things that won’t work!”

<            Never forget, delay does not always mean denial. If we hold out and hold on, we can accomplish almost anything. The British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said:  “Never, never, never, never give up!” And the American President Calvin Coolidge made this statement: “Nothing can bring success like persistence. Talent cannot, for there are many talented people who are not successful. Education will not, for the world is full of educated losers. Only persistence and determination can give you the power to succeed.”

<            You see, you can succeed just like anyone else. Just keep wanting it enough to keep working for it enough. So why not decide today to start going the extra mile on the road to your success? Ask Jesus Christ to take charge of your life. It’s with His strength and willpower that you’ll find the determination and persistence to succeed—which will pay you big profits.  Just Think a Minute

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