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A Thought for the Week

by John M Grimes

Are you a persistent person? Do you have that determination to keep on going when things are tough; that refusal to give in to discouragement? . . . It is a very important quality to possess. Without persistence nothing of importance would ever get done.
"People of mediocre ability", Bernard Baruch once said, "sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know enough to quit."
And one of the most famous persisters', Thomas Edison said, "75% of the world's failures wouldn't have failed at all if they'd only kept at what they were trying to do. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
Yes, the will to keep going . . . the will to refuse to give in . . . the will to continue is very much to be admired. Being a persister' can be hard work, but it can bring much happiness and good feelings.