Day: May 16, 2017

tile removal

Nothing takes the place of perisistence

(I wrote this post about four years ago.)

I want to share with you a quote from Calvin Coolidge, 3oth president of the United States.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more commonplace than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent.”

Flashback to yesterday. I tried to install a “Follow Me” Twitter Button on this blog.  Oh, my gosh!  It seemed so easy at first but I kept having all the html code show up in addition to the button.  I know absolutely nothing about programming. But I started playing around and after many hours I finally got it working.

My brain was fried.

Then I thought about the quote by Calvin Coolidge.

How cool is that? Here I was using that very persistence to accomplish what I needed. It wasn’t talent. It wasn’t genius. It wasn’t education. It was plain ole’ persistence and determination. I am going to make this blog good if it kills me. And after today, it just might!

Then I thought about the work we’re doing in our living room. No amount of talent, genius, or education could have pried up that tile. It took persistence for me to continue ripping up all this tile in our living room. I was determined to get ‘er done. No amount of talent, genius, or education enabled me to rip up the tile. Some things are accomplished by sheer effort only.

tearing up tile

I hope if you’re frustrated by something today you’ll find this post helpful. Persistence applies to all parts of our life, persistence in prayer, persistence in doing the right thing and thinking the right thoughts, using the right words, etc.

God bless and I hope you have a good day.

Oh, no.  I just checked my home page and the “twitter icon” isn’t there.  I’ll figure it out, right? 

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