I will persist until I succeed…

I will persist until I succeed…

I remember reading a small book (about 15 years ago) called “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino – I remember the book making a real impression on me at the time and in particular I remember the following…

“I will persist until I succeed.

I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.

I will persist until I succeed.” Makes for quite a decent new year’s resolution.

The full quote (taken from Ancient Scroll 3) in the book is available in many places online…copy the quote above and google it…alternately you can also buy the book at www.loot.co.za for R61 http://www.loot.co.za/product/og-mandino-the-greatest-salesman-in-the-world/jrhj-239-g990