The ability to persist against unseen obstacles, sometimes overcome overwhelming odds and adapt and learn new lessons or parts of yourself and make difficult decisions is what often separates the champions from the talented.
There’s probably not one successful author who wasn’t turned down and rejected time and time again by publishers. But those rejections didn’t stop JK Rowling becoming the wealthiest woman on earth or Jack Canfield from selling over 10 million copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Persistence gave us the light bulb, Disney and champion athletes and many other things we now use as part of our everyday lives…
Here are my favourite quotes on persistence. I hope they inspire you…
“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”
Mary Kay Ash – Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”
B. C. Forbes – Founder of Forbes magazine
“It’s always too soon to quite!”
Norman Vincent Peale – author
“Difficulties are opportunities to better things, they are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps some day you will be thankful for some temporary failure in a particular direction. When one door closes, another always opens, as a natural law it has to be, to balance.”
Bryan Adams – Author
“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”
What’s your favourite inspirational quote?