Wednesday, April 30, 2008


It's a rare person who doesn't get discouraged. Whether it happens to you, or to an associate you're trying to cheer up, the answer centers around one word: persistence.
The value of courage, persistence, and perseverance has rarely been illustrated more convincingly than in the life story of this man -- see if you can guess who it is..
Failed in business
Ran for Legislature -- defeated
Again failed in business
Elected to Legislature
His sweetheart died
Had a nervous breakdown
Defeated for Speaker
Defeated for Elector
Defeated for Congress
Elected to Congress
Defeated for Congress
Defeated for Senate
Defeated for Vice President
Defeated for Senate
Elected President of the United States
The question is not whether we will be knocked down, pushed aside, or treated unfairly -- that happens to all of us, it's life. The question is whether or not we will have the courage to get up and fight on. The old saying is still true "the race is not always to the swift . . . but to those who keep on trying."
During the darkest days of WWII, Winston Churchhill refused to let the disappointment of temporary defeats destroy the will of the Allied forces. His now-famous speech that unified the coalition against the Nazi Regime consisted of only nine words: "Never give up. Never, never, never. Never give up."
JR Sangiuliano Broker/Owner CENTURY 21 JRS Realty Clark & Rahway New Jersey800-831-0681

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