Many years ago a Scottish boy named Samuel smiles was too spirited to be a good schoolchild, causing his teacher to tell him he would never be fit for anything but sweeping streets. But Smiles had two qualities that served him well. He wanted to improve himself and he could persevere. As he went through life, he read a lot and applied himself. In 1859 he wrote a book on improving oneself. It was called Self Help and it became a sensation. Samuel smiles virtually launched the genre of self-help books.
“The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities,” he wrote. “They who are the most persistent, and work in the truest spirit, will usually be the most successful… Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step-by-step.”
Smiles probably got his advice from the Bible, which tells us to serve the Lord daily with diligence and fervor of spirit. Whatever we do, we’re to do it with all of our hearts as onto the Lord. A persevering attitude will bring a lifetime of results and lots of smiles. From David Jeremiah’s devotional, The Upward Call! September 29
Another one of the best examples of persistence that I can see happening right now before my eyes is how the people of this country who stand for truth and justice will absolutely not give up to fraud and corruption buy politicians, judges, and businessman in bed with China. And in fact are preparing to assemble in Washington DC on January 6 for most likely one of the biggest pro Trump rallies ever.
Thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for your persistence in providing this platform to mastermind weekly and thank you for my friends and mastermind partners for sharing your brilliance with me each and every week.