Posts Tagged ‘determination’

Nothing takes the Place of Persistence

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Nothing in this 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 alone is omnipotent.

— Calvin Coolidge

Persistence is omnipotent. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Persistence is omnipotent. www.walled-in-berlin.com

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is my story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

 

 

 

Path to the goal

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

People think of the path to the goal in terms of a straight line. In reality, that path is probably twisted, indirect and quite possibly much longer than anticipated. Stick with it anyway!

J. Elke Ertle

The imaginary vs. the realistic path to the goal

The imaginary vs. the realistic path to the goal

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

 

The stonecutters tenacity

Monday, August 4th, 2014

When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter 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.

–Jacob A. Riis

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.