Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Assignment #16 Perseverance

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.

The most certain way to succeed is 

always to try just one more time. 

 Thomas A. Edison

Have you ever heard of the noun perseverance or the verb persevere (to persevere)?

Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of 

that?  We must have perseverance and 

above all confidence in ourselves.  We must 

believe that we are gifted for something and 

that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie

Successful people persevere when attempting to accomplish something (milk).  Graduating college, running a marathon, earning money to buy a car, losing weight, these are examples of accomplishments that require perseverance.  These (apples) things take work and dedication to accomplish.  Once you decide on a long term goal there are endless instant gratification activities that can derail your (bread) plans.  Should I study for the test or play Xbox (chips)?  Should I go to the gym and workout or lounge on the couch and watch television (juice)?  Should I save my money or spend it on random junk?

Most if not all significant accomplishments in life involve some form of delayed (mustard) gratification.  Built in to the process of succeeding is hard work and failure.  Everyone fails from time to time, sometimes repeatedly.  Someone is considered a failure if they quit (candy) and stop trying before succeeding. The question is "Are you OK with failure?  Or are you going to keep trying (persevere) until you succeed?"  As a sophomore in high school Michael Jordan was left off of the varsity basketball team (he played on the junior varsity team) before he became the greatest basketball player on the planet. That (butter) let down fueled his drive and desire to succeed.

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Not everyone is going to be a professional athlete (actor, singer, model, etc.), but whatever your chosen goal (bananas) you must persevere to accomplish it.  Once you realize that meaningful things often times require hard work and dedication, you will begin to prioritize your life (pasta) around your goals.

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail."  Benjamin Franklin

Some of you might already know what you want to do with your life.  Others of you might still be trying to figure it out.  The first steps to success are choosing a goal and creating a plan.  

Do you have any long term goals for your life?  What are your goals and have you created plans to achieve these goals.  Write about your goal(s) in life and detail the steps you need to do to achieve those goals.

This is a blog assignment.  Title it "Perseverance."
Answer the questions in red.  The post must be at least 
3 paragraphs of at least 150 words.
Also randomly throughout this blog post there are additional words added (grocery list).  You must list these additional words at the end of assignment #16

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