The Formidable Power of Persistence

May 12, 2009

One of my favorite quotes regarding the Power of Persistence comes from Calvin Coolidge:

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”


My personal supplement to this quote would be to state that while nothing “in this world” can take the place of persistence, faithfully  pressing  on, working in harmony with The Power of The Almighty and cooperating with one’s prayers, will move mountains and overcome a multitude of challenges.

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4 Responses to “The Formidable Power of Persistence”

  1. Doris Levy Says:

    I can relate to the Coolidge quote…and to your comment about prayer. – Very inspiring & very true!

  2. traininguru Says:

    Thanks…appreciate your comments! _ John

  3. weightcontrolclinic Says:

    Making lifestyle changes including losing weight requires persistence.

    Remaining positive, consistently over time despite setbacks, enables a person to achieve their goals.

  4. weightcontrolclinic Says:

    Persistence and maintaining a positive outlook yields success.

    Regardless of your objective, you increase the odds of achieving your objective by the combination of these two principals.

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