Persistence pays profits
Think a minute…Did you know that overnight success usually takes at least 10 years! One man said: “My overnight success was the longest night of my life. I spent years getting there.” Rome was not built in a day.
“Many people are waiting for their ship to come in—when they’ve not even sent it out of the harbor!” Winners simply do what losers don’t want to do…and they keep doing it until they get the success they want. Success is mostly hanging on after others have let go. Or as one guy put it: “Big shots are just little shots who kept on shooting.” So, “The most important trip you will ever make is when you go the extra mile.”
Many people who failed did not know how close they were to success when they gave up. People do not actually fail, they just quit too easily. One guy said: “The secret to success is to start from scratch and to keep on scratching.” So don’t quit trying because your trying times are hard. The great inventor Thomas Edison tried a certain experiment hundreds of times yet it still did not work. So his assistant said to him: “It’s too bad that we did all that work without any results.” But Edison replied: “Oh, we have lots of results! We now know 700 things that won’t work!”
Never forget: “Delay does not always mean denial.” If we hold out and hold on, we can accomplish almost anything. The British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously said: “Never, never, never, never give up!” And the American President Calvin Coolidge stated: “Nothing can bring success like persistence. Talent alone cannot, for there are many talented people who are not successful. Education alone will not, for the world is full of educated losers. Only persistence and determination can ultimately give you the power to succeed.”
Never forget, you can succeed like any other human being. Just keep wanting it enough to keep working for it enough. So will you decide today to start going the extra mile on your road to success? Ask Jesus to take charge and start changing your heart, thinking, and way of living. It is with His inner strength and willpower that you will find the determination and persistence that will pay you big profits.
Just think a minute…