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Common sense ain't common.
-- Will Rogers
 

 

Friday, March 13, 1998

Persist

With enough persistence, tiny, soft droplets of water can wear away the hardest stone. With persistence, a small seed can grow into a towering tree. With persistence, anyone can make a difference.

With persistence, one small effort builds on top of the one before, until the combined force is undeniable. Small, focused efforts, strung together over time with persistence and determination, bring about magnificent results.

So much effort is wasted because it is spent against itself. In our impatience we zigzag off in so many different directions, and end up covering very little ground. Only by focused persistence we can reliably and consistently make progress, and utilize our efforts for all they’re worth.

Where do you want to go? Who do you want to be? What do you want to accomplish? What possibilities are waiting for you to fulfill? Persist, and you will.

— Ralph Marston

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