STOP AND THINK – Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. (Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker)

Everyone wants to be successful. Whether it’s in business, the arts, or sports, nearly everyone wants to make it to the top. But success doesn’t come easily. Patience alone, for example, will not usually create a winner. As Waitley says, it’s a patience that persists, that drives on, that takes the next step…and the next. That’s what produces winners.

Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1). We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized (Hebrews 6:11).