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Now for some examples of famous achievers, who refused to quit...
R.H Macy failed 7 times, before his store in New York caught on.
English novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before he published 564 books.
Baseball legend, Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times; but he also hit 714 home runs.
So don't worry about failure. Worry about chances you miss, when you don't even try.
Abraham Lincoln didn't quit. He once wrote:
"The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is duty of us all. I feel a call to that duty." - Abraham Lincoln
"The path was worn and slippery. My foot slipped out from under me, knocking other out of way, but I recovered and said to myself, 'It's a slip and not a fall.'" Lincoln spoke these inspiring words after losing a senate race. He never quit...and so won't I.
Will YOUR name be mentioned some day as not being a "quitter", who overcame almost insurmountable obstacles?
Will YOU quit, whatever you are doing...if you really believe in your "unique calling" - a tribute to power of persistance and faith?
WILL YOU SAY, I WILL UNTIL?"
"Every man has his own destiny; only imperative is to follow it, no matter where it leads him." - Henry Miller
"It is not critic who counts, not man who points out how strong man strumbles, or where doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to man, who is actually in arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in end high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
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