Monday, May 9, 2011

Perseverance - in trying times

Perseverance -- a steady persistence in a course of action . . . especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.  If you feel as if you are struggling in your personal career and financial plans as in-house counsel (not surprising in this economy), then consider these terrific examples of well known people who failed numerous times before they finally achieved success:
  • Admiral Robert Peary failed to reach the North Pole seven times before he succeeded.
  • Oscar Hammerstein produced five Broadway flops before staging Oklahoma.
  • Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times before creating a workable lightbulb.
This list was provided by John Maxwell in Quitting is more about WHO you are than WHERE you are.  Maxwell advises:

"Everyone faces difficulty when working toward a dream. And if someone fails, he can make excuses for what went wrong, how the unexpected happened, how someone let him down, how circumstances worked against him. . . . But the reality is that the external things do not stop people. Those who achieve their dreams don’t have an easier path than those who do not.  They just have a different internal attitude about the journey

Read the rest of this inspiring post at Quitting is more about WHO you are than WHERE you are.

This summary was prepared by Perry Cone and posted at

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