Words of Wisdom on Perseverance

Man in bike race pushing bike uphillExcept for the very fortunate, the time from starting to look for a job to then landing one has lengthened considerably. Job searches that stretch out over weeks and months (sometimes even years) are commonplace.

Despite the frustration that is felt with a long job hunt, you know that you have to keep going, you have to keep trying. It takes a lot of stamina to persevere in that kind of situation.

To give you a little boost on this Monday after Thanksgiving, here is a little bit of inspiration on the topic of perseverance:

“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.” -Samuel Johnson

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” -Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Adversity, and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.” -Scott Hamilton

“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” -John D. Rockefeller

“The stubbornness I had as a child has been transmitted into perseverance. I can let go but I don’t give up.” -Phylicia Rashad

What is a favorite quote or creed that you use to persevere when the job search gets challenging?


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