Archive for the ‘Tenacity’ Category

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

— Charles Caleb Colton (Public Domain)

How serious were you about achieving that vision; that grand goal you set for yourself? The answer will quickly become evident by the amount of dogged determination you show in the face of seemingly endless obstacles. They aren’t actually endless, but they are there by design—to test you physically and mentally. When you feel ready to quit or move in a different direction, remember that word incessant. Reflect on the image of what you planned to build in your life with the same passion you had when you created it, and forge ahead. Success will ultimately come.

—Mike Hazell, Penn Wealth

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Edison on Tenacity

Many of life’s failures emanate from people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

—Thomas Edison (1877; Public Domain)

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Nothing stops the person who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop their achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of their powers of accomplishment.

Carlyle, Thomas pc Eliott & Fry Ph

Thomas Carlyle (Scottish philosopher; photo by Eliott & Fry Photography)

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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

Earhart, Amelia

—Amelia Earhart

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