Monday, February 1, 2010

Don't Ever Give Up

It is one thing to dream dreams and see visions. It is another to convert a dream into a plan of action. It is yet another thing to persevere when opposition comes. [The true leader] has the resilience to take setbacks in stride, the tenacity to overcome fatigue and discouragement, the wisdom to ‘turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.’ Rev. John Barkman puts it this way, “Speech is a gift, endurance is an achievement.” Churchill had three things to say to the students at Harrow, “Don't ever give up! Don't ever give up! Don't ever give up!" In other words, “The strength of a person can be measured by what it takes to stop him.” Again Solomon said it the best, “you are a poor specimen, if you can't stand the pressure of adversity.” by John Stott

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