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”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."
- Calvin Coolidge
Are you pursuing your dream, facing obstacles and getting frustrated?
Are you pursuing your dream but growing impatient because it is taking too long to come together the way you envisioned it?
Transformational Speaker and founder of Dreamrighter, Juleus Ghunta shares, with Growing Consciousness hosts Tam & Dr Chan, the importance of persistence and determination on the path to achieving our dreams.
African American ancestors fought with a persistence never since duplicated. They exuded a level of faith and toughness that if embodied today by African Americans, we would own this world. But How? Nick and Erik will tell you on this week's edition of Motivational Monday.
Tonight on "It's Real Talk Radio" the topic is "Do Women Like Persistence?" This will be an interesting discussion with our panel of 3 women and 2 men there's plenty of experiences to speak from. How about the women who dress revealing? Of course they're going to get approached and if they shoot down the approacher should he charge it to the game, or should he show persistence and come smoother next time? After all, women like persistence, right? Hmm.... This is going to be very entertaining so don't miss out.
FITTEST LOSER CONTEST...
Each contestant has his or her own challenges to face, but with persistence SUCCESS is inevitable and contestants say 'they are having the time of their lives and are determinded to reach their weight loss goals!'
We're at week 7...5 more to go...
Team members are seeing results. Their mantra, 'YOU CAN FEEL SORE TOMORROW OR YOU CAN FEEL SORRY TOMORROW, YOU CHOSE!'
Team members feel like there is more to gain than a number on a scale.
Not as sluggish as...etc.
Healthier food choices...etc.
Swapping healthful fitness...etc.
Improved muscle tone...etc.
Persistence: (Noun) The quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people
Encountering difficulties and tests does not automatically mean we're to change direction. They may delay us in reaching our goals, but they aren't necessarily a dead end. Look at trials not as reasons to quit, but as opportunities that can assist us in reaching goals. During our moments of defeat, God wants to teach us something that will help us succeed later on. Paul didn't interpret the tragic events of his life as signals to stop. He knew what God was calling him to do and was committed to accomplishing it. He also experienced the power of persistence to transform his character and give him hope (Rom. 5:3-4). We are sustained by such hope, even in our greatest crises.
2 Kings 2:1-4New King James Version (NKJV)
Elijah Ascends to Heaven
2 And it came to pass, when the Lord was about to take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. 2 Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.”
But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they went down to Bethel.
3 Now the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take away your master from over you today?”
And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent!”
4 Then Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here, please, for the Lord has sent me on to Jericho.”
But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they came to Jericho.
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