Joop Zoetemelk is known as the Netherlands’ most successful cyclist. But that’s because he never gave up. He started and finished the Tour de France 16 times—placing second five times before winning in 1980. That’s perseverance!
Have you ever wanted to do something, but was bombarded on all sides by doubters, naysayers and even your own negative thoughts? You are not alone. But the difference between those who achieved success and those who didn’t can be summed up into one word – perseverance.
Many winners and successful people have achieved their life long dreams, not because they are better than others. Not because they already “had it made.”
They won because they made the decision to not only pursue their dreams; but they chose to never give up!
Don’t lose the opportunity to achieve success because you gave up too soon. Like Richelle E. Goodrich said:
“To persist with a goal, you must treasure the dream more than the costs of sacrifice to attain it.”