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10 Quotes To Inspire Us To Persevere

- David Stidston

By David StidstonPublished 3 years ago 5 min read
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." - Samuel Johnson

I think, as a human race, our thought process about the journey towards achieving the goals and aspirations we desire, is extremely complacent and naïve. We seem to completely underestimate just how tough, grueling, and challenging, such a journey really is. We have expectations that the journey certainly won't be easy, and we will have to work hard, and face barriers, to achieve success, but we don't seem to fully comprehend just exactly how difficult it will be, or what scale this adversity is really on. We have this impression that after maybe a couple of months, even 6 months, or even a year, that we will start seeing this rapid inclination of progress towards achieving our goal, and that success will be evident, only to fall well below the expectations we set. Often there will be no visual signs of the success we envisioned, nor will there be much in the line of results that suggest that we are nearing accomplishment, and this leaves us extremely disheartened and deflated. All we seem to face are constant setbacks, constant failures, constant criticism from others, constant rejections and constant challenges. It's hard to keep focused and motivated on the ultimate prize we seek, when we are continually faced with these roadblocks, especially when this keeps going on month after month. Most people view these constant challenges and setbacks to be a clear sign that success is just not going to eventuate, that we are fooling ourselves to believe such a dream will come true, and that we are simply wasting our time. So what happens? We give up! The thing is, how can success ever be achieved when we give up? There's no denying that the journey is brutal, and we will often be taking down to great depths of despair, stress, and emotion, but this is nothing more than normality. Any goal and dream, especially when a greater reward is on the line, is always going to take a great deal of patience, resilience, and perseverance. The beauty of the journey, which so many of us completely overlook, is that these challenges and failures are the perfect opportunity for us to learn, grow, and develop, in life. Not weeks, nor months, but several years of hard work, sacrifice, and commitment, is what's needed to achieve success. It's funny, but after a few years without having produced any results, or seeing any evidence of success, quite often, it only needs one action, and one slight adjustment to our action plan, and all of a sudden, the damn wall busts open, and success is created. The problem is, too many of us are impatient, and we want the success fast, without having to work hard, commit, and sacrifice, for it. Life doesn't work that way! Perseverance is the key to success. No matter how dire things become, no matter how bleak the outlook may appear, no matter how far it may seem we are away from accomplishment, we need to just keep going. We need to continually be creative, whilst also being adaptable in making changes to actions that aren't working. We need to continually believe in ourselves, we need to keep visualizing the accomplishment of that goal in our head, we need to keep positive, and we just simply need to remain focused. Let that goal drive you, as you understand in your mind exactly how desperate you really are to achieve it. It should always emotionally push you, and be powerful enough to install resilience within you to continually overcome adversity. Genuine success only comes to those who are willing to keep going, who push through all adversities, who are patient, and who are perseverant and determined to achieve what they desire. Here are 10 quotes to inspire you to never give up, and instead, remain perseverant in the pursuit of your goals.

1.- "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

- Samuel Johnson

2.- "No one succeeds without effort. Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance."

- Ramana Maharshi

3.- "Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."

- Thomas Carlyle

4.- "Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears."

- Gillian Anderson

5.- "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."

- Newt Gingrich

6.- "Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure."

- Benjamin Disraeli

7.- "The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it."

- Kalpana Chawla

8.- "Perseverance, secret of all triumphs."

- Victor Hugo

9.- "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."

- Pele

10.- "Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place - that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realize the great life."

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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About the Creator

David Stidston

My name is David Stidston, and I live in the beautiful city of Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. My aim is to inspire and motivate as many people as possible, to pursue their goals, and create a future blessed with happiness and fulfillment.

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