It didn’t start out well. On Thursday night when the Cleveland Browns hosted the New York Jets, the Brows found themselves in an early hole, down 14-0 near the end of the first half. After 635 days, it looked like it would be at least another 10 between Browns’ wins.
When you experience loss after loss for so long, it’s awfully hard to get motivated for the next challenge. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. In sports, business, and life, you need to carry on to the next thing. Learn to fail forward and absorb the lessons the experience offers. When opportunity appears, you’ll be poised to strike, armed with the knowledge and wisdom you’ve earned along the way.
3. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas Edison
5. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” - Julie Andrews
7. “Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” - Louis Pasteur
9. “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” - John D. Rockefeller
10. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” - Confucius
11. “Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
12. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” - Abraham Lincoln
13. “Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.” - Benjamin Disraeli
15. “If you're lost and alone, Or you're sinking like a stone, Carry on. May your past be the sound of your feet upon the ground. Carry on.” - fun.
16. “The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.” - Henry Ward Beecher
17. “Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.” - George Eliot
18. “Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” - Ovid