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PERSEVERANCE

Before we delve into what we need to do to be successful, we need to examine what perseverance means.

To persevere is to “continue in a course of action, even in the face of difficulty, or with little or no indication of success, persisting in anything undertaken.”

It isn’t necessary to be the best, - what is necessary is to be the best that you can be. Biological differences often have a lot to do with how well people perform at any one given task. This is particularly apparent in the sports arena. Never judge yourself by what others can do, - just do the best that you can do.

When I was a young lad, I enjoyed making model airplanes that would fly, however, for a while I could not seem to build or finish one that could fly.

One day I became determined to build one strong enough, coupled with equal determination, so that when I wound up the propeller and let it fly, it would really fly. Once I finally got one that didn’t come apart when I wound up the propeller, each succeeding model became better, and eventually I started building airplanes with motors to propel them, - no more rubber bands!

From that early beginning, I began to develop the desire to become an aviator, which eventually resulted in my ultimate aim in life, - to be a Navy fighter pilot. It was a goal in which I didn’t think achievable at the time, but I persevered.

I point this out because having gone through my teens, I know what little co-measurement you have as to your real potential. There are gifts of the Spirit that each of us has, but are often not cognizant of until we get older. You may not have a clue as to what these gifts are at this time, however, when you get in the habit of doing the best that you can do in all things, they will become manifest.

The saying, “You do best at that which you like to do, and what you like to do, you do best,” is a valid one. Don’t hide your talents. What good is a sun-dial in the shade?

If you aim at perfection in everything, even though you feel it is unattainable, persevere, and you will come closer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.

Before moving on to the next signpost, consider this poem;

Let others cheer the winning man,
There’s one I hold worthwhile.
‘tis he who does the best he can
and loses with a smile.
Beaten he is, but not to stay
down with the rank and file, -
that man will win another day
that loses with a smile.

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