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Hang Tough.

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April 29, 2003.

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

We’ve all had ‘one of those days,’ when it takes every ounce of energy we’ve got just to hang in there. Sometimes it seems like those days can stretch into weeks ... or even longer. It is during these trying times, when hope is in short supply and everything tells us to give up or let go, that we’ve got to tie that knot — and hang on tighter than ever before.

Hey, it’s easy to give up. It doesn’t take anything special to toss in the towel. And it certainly doesn’t take much effort to run up the white flag and surrender. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t take much of anything to quit. After all, failure is the path of least persistence.

"The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit."
Mark Twain

On the other hand, there’s nothing easy about tackling the challenges that confront us daily. Nothing easy at all. But nobody ever said that winning was the easy way out of anything, did they?

Let's face it. Nothing worthwhile is ever accomplished without hanging in there when the going gets a little tough — or really rough. By hanging on and giving it all that we’ve got and then giving a little more, we can ultimately emerge victorious.

"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When you show the courage to hang tough and to keep on keeping on, no matter the difficulties life tosses your direction, your success is not a matter of "if" you will make it, it’s only a matter of when.

Samuel Johnson said, "Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance." And Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton said, "With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." That’s right, anything and everything is indeed possible when you have the courage and tenacity to persevere.

"Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel."
Napoleon Hill

Condition yourself to hang on when the going gets rough and you’ll soon be writing your own ticket to success. Learn how to hang in there when others have let go and you’ll soon find yourself leading the field. When you hang tough and keep on going until you get there, you’ll get there faster than you ever dreamed was possible.

And then never, ever let go. Remember, a diamond is simply a lump of coal that stuck with it.

The Bottom Line: When you hang tough when the going gets rough — the going will soon get a whole lot easier.

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