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Dr. Jorge Valverde

"I press on toward the goal to win the prize . . . " Philippians 3:14

Success is a journey, and persistence is one of the keys to success.

Persistence is enjoying the journey that lies between where you are now and where you are going. Don't wait for tomorrow to enjoy the rewards that you hope for. Instead, enjoy today the person you're becoming and the talents that you have.

Persistence is never giving up, never giving up, never giving up!

It is always too soon to quit. Persistence is going to the place where you failed before to try again. Persistence means not dwelling on what others think. Persistent people take action and don't make excuses. Persistent people don't doubt and don't play the blame game.

Persistence means that you don't do anything for others' approval.

Persistent people have the habit of doing things that failures do not like to do. Persistent people do not like doing them either, but their dislike is subordinated to the strength of their purpose. If you have allowed yourself to develop a habit of making excuses for doing less than your best, make a commitment to change today.

Without persistence your dreams are an illusion. Persistent people face the jungles of life with the heart of a lion.

Persistence means flying high like an eagle in the middle of a storm.

Persistence means continuing to work hard when others have gone home.

Persistence is working out early when others are still sleeping.

Persistence is finishing what you have started. It is starting strong and finishing strong.

Persistence is acting with a sense of urgency, knowing that tomorrow is too late.

Persistence is knowing that you'll never outgrow your fears unless you face them. So step out in faith and push through the fear. You must learn to fight with all your might, using your gifts and talents to compensate for your weaknesses and, if possible, to convert your weaknesses into strengths.

Persistence means that if you reach the end of your rope, just tie a knot and hold on. And if you get injured, you make a judgment call: “can I continue?� If you can, bite down your pain and make the win all the more worthy, or come back to the battlefield to fight again once you have recovered.

Persistence is the inner flame that propels your soul toward the achievement of your dreams.