Our daily prayer should be, ‘Lord, give me the determination and tenacity of a weed.’ It’s been said that a great oak is only a little nut that held its ground. “These troubles and sufferings of ours are, after all, quite small and won’t last very long. Yet this short time of distress will result in God’s richest blessings upon us forever and ever!” (2 Cor. 4:17) Many of us take hold of opportunity, but we let it go too soon.
You will be judged by what you finish, not by what you start. If you don’t see results right away, don’t worry. God does not pay by the week, He pays at the end.
All great achievements require time and tenacity. Be persevering because the last key on the ring may be the one that opens the door. Hanging on one second longer than your competition makes you a winner. Become famous for finishing important, difficult tasks. It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success.
You always uncover opportunity by applying persistence to possibilities. When you get right down to the root meaning of the word succeed, you will find that it simply means “to persevere and follow through.” Any diamond will tell you that it was just a hunk of coal that stuck to its job and made good under pressure.
The road to success runs uphill, so don’t expect to break any speed records. Impatience is costly. Your greatest mistakes will happen because of impatience. Most people fail simply because they’re impatient and they cannot join the beginning with the end.
The power to hold on in spite of everything, to endure – this is the winner’s quality.
– John Mason, from the book Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop. Over 200,000 sold! (to find out more, go to http://www.freshword.com/resources. Thanks!)