“I will persist until I succeed. In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner. Each is brought ot the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with cre according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade. Henceforth I will recognize that each day I am tested by life in a like manner. If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed.
I will persist until I succeed.”
– Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman
I highly recommend Og Mandino’s book. My favorite part of the book is that it is written in first person so when you read these words you saying them to yourself.