This is my last post in my series about persistence ( for now anyway). Persistence is an important ingredient for your success as an entrepreneur, for your success in life period.

In the past, when  I was driven to accomplish my results, I never used the word “persistence” to describe my attitude, but today I now know it’s the perfect word. It’s what entrepreneurs do everyday to fuel their drive for success.

For your inspiration, on those dark entrepreneurial days, 50 persistent quotes to keep you moving forward.

“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”  ~ Thomas Foxwell Buxton

 “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. ~  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” ~Jacob A. Riis

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. “~ Henry Ward Beecher

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. ~Earl Nightingale

“When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.”  ~ Unknown

“Paralyze resistance with persistence.” ~ Woody Hayes

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” ~William Feather

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.”  ~ Unknown

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”~Vincent van Gogh

 “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ~  A.A. Milne

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.  Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.  If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”  ~ Dale Carnegie

“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ~ Rosalynn Carter

“Never, never, never give in!” ~  Winston Churchill

 “Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”~ Henri Wadsworth Longfellow

“Success is the sum of small efforts, day in and day out.” ~ Robert Collier

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” ~ Babe Ruth

“Perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” ~ John Quincy Adams

“Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.” ~André A. Jackson

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.” ~Buddha

“No great achievement is possible without persistent work.”~ Bertrand Russell

“For now you know one of the greatest principles of success; if you persist long enough you will win.” ~ Og Mandino

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.” ~ George Allen

“You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.” ~ Lee Iacocca

 

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.” ~ Edward Eggleston

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas Edison

“Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.” ~ Peter Davies

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill

“I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. “It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” ~ John D. Rockefeller

“If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.” ~ William Blake

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”~ Elbert Hubbard

“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting..”~ Christopher Morley

“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” ~William James

“There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.” ~ Peter A. Cohen

“When the world says, “Give up, ” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” ~ Unknown

“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce. “~Vivian Komori

“You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit.  It feels good to show some courage.” ~ Joe Namath

“The dreams of the broken are mightier than the wishes of the dead.” ~ Dodinsky

“Never stop pedaling to power your dreams.” ~ Terri Guillemets

“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday. “~ Unknown

“Perseverance… keeps honor bright:  to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.”  ~ William Shakespeare

“The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.” ~Lucretius

“But the moment you turn a corner you see another straight stretch ahead and there comes some further challenge to your ambition. ” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”  ~ Walter Elliott

“There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.” ~ Unknown

“Don’t be discouraged.  It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”  ~ Unknown

“The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Saints are sinners who kept on going.”  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”  ~  Buddhist Saying

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”  ~ Zig Ziglar

“One may go a long way after one is tired.” ~ French Proverb

“Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out.  Patience is genius.”  ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc

“Pull yourself together and use what you have.”  ~ Betsy Cañas Garmon

It’s a wrap

To persist when everyone around you say you shouldn’t, to persist when the odds are against you, takes a confident mindset.

Persistence is a skill that can be learned. If you habitually give up on your goals or find it difficult to focus on your intentions, and you’re NOW ready for a change, my FREE strategy session will get you started. Contact me today.

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