Something that helps me when 99 percent of me wants to phone it in is three simple words: Get it Done. It has kept me focused when my mind wants to wander away from work at hand, it has kept me doing housework when I wanted to watch I Love Lucy, and it has kept me on the treadmill for 10 minutes longer than I thought I could reach. When you feel yourself caving in to distractions, discouragements, or any other dangerous limitations, visualize the words GET IT DONE… and then do just that.
Here are a few other favorite quotes about perseverance:
Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts. – Coleman Cox
Keep going and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. – Charles Kettering
Character consists on what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James Michener
Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success, they give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown. – H. Ross Perot
It’s always too early to quit. – Norman Vincent Peale
When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
– Author Unknown
Never despair, but if you do, WORK ON IN DESPAIR. – Edmund Burke
More great quotes about Perseverance.