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ONT THE TOPIC OF DISCIPLINED EFFORT VS WAITING FOR "INSPIRATION"
I know this thread spent itself out some days ago now.
But I thought I'd share this quote anyway.
I found it on (of all unlikely places) my son's Facebook page listed under
his "favorite quotes."
And the originator is (of all unlikely people) Calvin Coolidge.
Here goes . . .
Nothing in the 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 are omnipotent.
The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the
human race. - Calvin Coolidge
Press on . . .
I find it deeply embarrassing to admit I have fallen into the category of
folks who have depended on the former rather than the later too often in
life, and positively galling (personally) to think that my son has seen
this (in me) and recognized it as a failure as well.
Oh well . . . press on anyway.
tEd ® kiLLiAn
Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims
he intends to eat until he eats them. – Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
Ted Killian's "Flux Aeterna" is also available at Apple iTunes