22. PERSEVERANCE, HOLDING ON THE PLAN

Napoleon Bonaparte

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Calvin Coolidge

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Dee Groberg, The Race

And to his Dad he sadly said, I didn’t do so well, To me you won! his Father said You rose each time you fell. And now when things seem dark and hard And difficult to face, The memory of that little boy Helps me in my race.

For all of life is like that race With ups and downs and all, And all you have to do to win Is rise each time you fall.

Quit, Give up, You’re beaten. They still shout in my face, But another voice within me says, Get up and win the race.