Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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 problems of the human race.
When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.
Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life.
Ralph: Is there any way I could go with you to get one of those medals?
Ralph: Does that mean maybe?
Defeat—I do not recognise the meaning of the word!