Friday, March 25, 2011


The difference between an optimist and a pessimist is illustrated by their reaction when given a doughnut. The optimist sees the doughnut and its tempting qualities, while the pessimist sees nothing but the hole.

Perseverance requires complete command of mind, of heart, and of hand in the accomplishment of a certain task. Are there obstacles on the way? You don’t mind them. You go on trying.

You have a duty to accomplish. You set about its accomplishment. You apply all your energy in the act. You are fully determined to do right and you carry out your purpose in the face of a strong temptation or opposition. Perseverance is an index of a strong character.

Read the following passage and learn its message.

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