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The Value of Persistence

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Coolidge

This is one of my all-time favorite quotes. I think the reason that I love it so much is that it clearly tells us that success is in our hands. It is possible for all because you don’t need talent, genius, education, or anything “special” to achieve any goal. It is the great equalizer! All you have to do is keep at it. Try, try again.

For anyone trying to make any changes in their lives (can we talk about those New Year’s Resolutions), persistence is your best friend and your most valuable weapon. It doesn’t matter if the diet has been sketchy, the exercise train has left you at the station, or the spending plan is heavier on the spending than on the planning. Tomorrow is a new day and all you need to arm yourself with is the desire to start anew.

I also love the universality of this quote (and many that I feature). This applies to every area of your life: relationships, overcoming addictions, losing weight, getting in shape, and of course, meeting financial goals. Persistence pays. So, whatever New Year’s Resolutions you started with on January 1, dust them off, learn from the last 29 days and try, try again. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. What power!

To your financial success (and persistence!),