Practice Persistence

We will not be stopped by failure, we will not be rushed or distracted by external noise. We will chisel and peg away at the obstacle until it is gone. Resistance is futile.

The story of Thomas Edison shows that by persistence and pertinacity we can achieve great things. Many think that he was a genius but what really distinguished him from others was that he didn’t give up. Before discovering the bulb, he tested six thousand different filaments! His story is not the exception to the rule, but it is the rule.

Like Edison in his laboratory, we in our lives should try option after option with the same enthusiasm. Each try eliminates a wrong track, gives us knowledge, and brings us closer to the solution.

When we try new things obviously we will meet obstacles. Only with persistence and time will what was unknown and difficult become familiar and clear.

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