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Businessman Touching Domino Pieces Arranged in a Line

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

Scripture reading: 1 Kings 18:41-46

There are many anecdotes on the virtue of perseverance that resulted in remarkable successes of certain historical figures. It is said that Thomas Edison tried a several thousand times before he could perfect the incandescent light bulb. President Abraham Lincoln lost eight elections, failed in business twice and suffered a nervous breakdown before becoming one of the greatest presidents of the USA. In the field of literature, many of the best-selling authors in this generation excelled because they persevered until their works were published. J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel was rejected eight times before being published; since then the Potter series has made her the richest writer in history. Perseverance in every area of life is essential if one would excel in his/her…

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