By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

You may not be a snail, but you still need to persist.

If your goal is to make your high school baseball team, or become a chocolatier, it doesn’t matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.

One of the biggest problems people have is that they stop too soon. Then they try something else. And probably stop too soon with that as well.

If you persist while others give up when they face adversity, or get frustrated, guess who’s going to be left at the top?


Don’t try your best, do whatever it takes.

Ed Tseng
Director of Mental Conditioning
Monroe Sports Center


When people see a great tennis player, they usually think, “Wow, they really have a gift.”

I don’t think that way.

In my teaching career, I have seen many people give up too quickly. The truth is that anyone can become a great tennis player.

You see, it’s not about being gifted – we’re all gifted. It’s about the persistence. It’s about the hard work.

If you know what you want to accomplish, don’t try your best.


Enjoy this quote from J.R. Miller

“It is not enough to begin;
continuance is necessary.
Mere enrollment will not make one a scholar;
the pupil must continue in the school
through the long course,
until he masters every branch.
Success depends upon staying power.
The reason for failure in most cases
is lack of perseverance.”

So the next time you feel like giving up…

The next time you don’t think you can continue on…

Keep going anyway. Stay strong. You can do it.

Thanks for reading.