TERRY FOX, A LEGENDARY PERSEVERER

A great example of persistence and tenacity

PERSEVERANCE

Perseverance is about not giving up on anything despite having a lot of difficulty while achieving your goal. It is all about a person's efforts and determination which is required until their goal is achieved, no matter how hard it is.


http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/perseverance

Terry Fox - Perseverance

Terry Fox ran a cross-Canada run for 5, 373 kilometres and didn't stop running until he felt too sick to run. He did the run to raise money and awareness for cancer research, even though his right leg was amputated with Osteosarcoma but he still didn't give up and kept on running with an artificial leg. He used to run even in a snowy weather. This proves that how determined and persevered Terry was because he wouldn't give up on trying to achieve his goals, no matter what.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox

Thomas Edison - Perseverance Story

This story illustrates perseverance very well as it contains Thomas Edison's one of the best stories of persistence and determination. Edison wanted to develop a new type of lightning device. During the period 1878 to 1880, he along with his associates, worked so hard to design an efficient incandescent lamp. Basically he wanted to design a high resistance system that would consume less electric energy compared to the arc lamps, which means developing small electrical lights for domestic use. Finally at the start of the year 1879, Edison built his first high resistance, incandescent electric light and fortunately it worked, but still for a few short hours. While improving the features of the bulb, Edison's persistence of all the years came in use. During this successful invention, he had used different kinds of carbonized filaments and a lot of other things as well. Edison knew that this first successful invention of him is very time consuming, so he didn't give up and continued his hard work and perseverance. And only because of all this determination, Edison's hard work finally paid off and he had produced a 16 watt-bulb that could last for a minimum of 15 hours and also stared introducing his new invention in the market.


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Perseverance / Never give up - Inspirational Motivational Training video
This video is about never giving up no matter how hard it is, and is showcasing different types of people with different disabilities, who strive and fight every single day of their life just to achieve their goal and what they love and live for. Even after facing a lot of obstacles in their way, they still don't give up and stay determined. We should always learn from people like Cody McCasland and Nick Vujicic because they are an amazing and inspiring example for never giving up. And as this video highlights both of these and other motivational people, it also contains some very motivational lines which are:


"IF YOU FALL BEHIND, RUN FASTER.

NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER,

AND RISE UP AGAINST THE ODDS."