A review of one of the main themes from Southwestern’s Sales School is that persistence is paramount! We stressed that the answer to your problem lies behind the next door. That going to one more house could make the difference between a good day and a bad one. That there is value in enduring hardship. So how about some fresh quotes to adorn your car or headquarters? Here you go. No charge:
“He conquers who endures.” –Persius
“The odds are with us if we keep on trying.” –DeGreen
“It helps to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep to the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on.” –Mary Caroline Richards
“No, there is no failure for the man who realizes his power; who never knows when he is beaten; there is no failure for the determined endeavor; the unconquerable will. There is no failure for the man who gets up every time he falls, who rebounds like a rubber ball, who persists when every one else gives up, who pusher on when everyone else turns back.” –Orison Swett Marden
“Don’t quit.” –Mort Utley
“I get knocked down, but I get up again…!” –Chumbawamba
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” –Confucius
“You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.” –James Corbett
“I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith!” –St. Paul
“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.” –Ross Perot
“But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)” –Dr. Suess
There is value in persistence. What thoughts or quotes motivate you to continue to work when you don’t feel like it? Southwestern alumni, current Southwestern students: feel free to comment!