by will raskovich
steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
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“Louie tried to anticipate questions. He thought of the things he could tell and those he had to keep secret.” (Hillenbrand, p. 141)
why perseverance is important
"No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance." If you have no motivation to accomplish a goal you will not succeed. The only way achieve your goal is if you put effort in it and you will get there. The people I listed went through a lot in there lives, but they found away around it. If you only try once and fail don't give up because if you give up your never going to get there. If any thing comes in your way push right through that problem and achieve it!