Wisdom nugget for small businesses

pexels-photo-461593.jpegPerseverance is the steady persistence in a course of action, purpose, a state, etc. Especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement (dictionary.com)

Don’t give up, even if it looks like it’s not working, eventually it will. This is the secret of most people who have risen from obscurity to fame, poverty to wealth, failure to success

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 alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press on!’ has solved and always will solve the problem of the human race.(Maya Angelou)

In Christianity, we are also taught to persevere, (Luke 18: 4 -5) “Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice so that she won’t eventually come and attack me”

When I started a business some time ago, I was the only one in that vicinity who was doing it in that niche. People around couldn’t understand why I had decided to open a book shop in a place where majority of the people didn’t care to read

I received several unsolicited visitors who kept coming to my store to tell me I was wasting my time. Yet I continued regardless.

Within a year my business began to grow, then I noticed other book shops started springing up around mine. Today, there are many such business models in the area, and more people  coming to patronise us

“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and first blow it will split in two and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before(Calvin Coolidge)

When you are establishing a new venture, things may appear tough, most times it is. Less than half of small business start ups, survive after two years, less than a quarter make it to the fifth year, according to reliable statistics

Whenever I see a new business fold up, I can guess it’s because those behind it were not ready to persevere or hadn’t put that into the picture while planning to set it up

When we put ourselves on the side of the universe by persevering, it renews our strength continuously until we succeed.

Jacob.A.Riis says; It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

People who succeed in what they do, know that they need to persevere to make their dream a reality ‘Making your mark in the world is hard. If it were easy , everybody will do it. But it’s not, it takes patience, commitment and failure on the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t , it’s whether you let it change you for good or bad, or whether you learn from it; whether you chose to persevere(Og Mandino)

This world isn’t easy, but those who are wise make it easy for themselves by riding in the storm and moving despite turbulence

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacle vanish into air(Julie Andrews)


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