The Power of Persistence, by Stanley Bronstein, CPA, JD, LLM, VLCE

posted November 7, 2023

Former president Calvin Coolidge said, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

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Using the personal development system I created, The Way of Excellence, my clients and I have done some powerful things. Concept #11, The Power of Persistence, is all about never giving up. This concept states:

Until we learn to persist, despite all obstacles, we will never achieve our maximum potential and evolve as a species.

Face it. You’re going to encounter failure from time to time.

It’s not a question of whether or not you’re going to fail. It’s a question of what you do once you have failed.

The most successful people never give up.

They refuse to quit.

They are unwilling to move aside

They believe in their cause and they are distracted by nothing.

Even if you have the vision to see opportunities…

Even if you’re able to attract opportunities…

Even if you’re ready to act…

Even if you take action…

You won’t get anywhere if you give up before you reach your goal.

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If Plan “A” doesn’t work, don’t worry about it. The alphabet has 25 more letters and there are an infinite amount of numbers after that.

You may have to make adjustments along the way, especially to your attitude.

When things get tough, don’t give up. Batten down the hatches, secure the decks, and then face the oncoming storm. Persistence always pays off.

Most people will only maintain their persistence in things they’re interested in. That’s why we should do our best to devote our time and energy toward things that we’re passionate about. Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Abraham Lincoln said, “It’s not about how many times we fall down. It’s about how many times we get back up.” Or, quoting Confucius, “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.”


Photo credit: Stanley Bronstein

Stanley F. Bronstein is an attorney, CPA, broker, author, and Main Street Vegan Academy graduate. Thirty-five years ago, he was an eighteen-year-old college freshman who weighed nearly 300 pounds, later maxing out at 367 pounds. Now he weighs 130 pounds, done without drugs or surgeries—just hard work and determination.

Stanley is married, lives in Arizona, and has authored multiple self-help books. He’s become a catalyst for change who’s devoted his life to helping others to change for the better. You can connect with Stanley through his websites, The Way of Excellence and Stanley Beat Obesity; Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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