Persistence & Determination

My mom is very sick and in hospice. When I travelled back to Michigan to see her about a month ago she gave me a little quotation on a piece of paper that she thought pertained to me and that I would appreciate. Here’s the quote…

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful individuals 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.”

I read this quote everyday sitting below a picture of my mother at work. I hope to live my life this way. My mom was correct and the quote hit me straight to the heart and soul.

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