I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.(1 Corinthians 9:27, NLT)
John Maxwell in one of his books points out that persistent effort is one of the most important ingredients for personal success. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, studied the lives of more than 500 successful people in America and knew many of them personally. He discovered that the one indispensable ingredient common to all of them was persistence. These individuals kept trying even after repeated failures. It almost seems that great success is won only by people who overcome incredible obstacles and great discouragement. Out of Hill’s study comes this important truth: Success is achieved and maintained by those who keep trying. – Persistence pays.
Have you been discouraged and tempted to quit? Keep going – victory is in sight. We are on the victory side.