Yea! I did it!
Before I tell you what the “yea” is about I want to share with you a quote from Calvin Coolidge, 3oth president of the United States.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence.
Talent will not: nothing is more commonplace than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent.”
Well, I read that this morning after my devotions and I really liked and thought I might just post the quote.
Flashback to yesterday. Yesterday I tried to install a “Follow Me Twitter Button” on this blog. Oh, my gosh! It seemed so easy at first but I kept having all the html code show up in addition to the button. Finally, I thought, well maybe I have to drop some of it. But what? I know absolutely nothing about programming. But I started playing around and after many hours I finally got it working. My brain in fried.
Then I thought about what I’d read this morning. Remember? It was all about persistence. How cool is that?Here I was using persistence to accomplish what I needed. It certainly wasn’t talent or genius. I do have a good education but that didn’t do it either. It was persistence.
I hope if you’re frustrated by something today you’ll find this post helpful. Persistence applies to all parts of our life. persistence in prayer, persistence in doing the right thing, thinking the right thoughts, using the right words, etc.
Anyway, have a good day. I’m moving on to something else now, something that doesn’t require too much thought.
Oh, no. I just checked my home page and the “twitter icon” isn’t there. I’ll figure it out, right?