On the 11th. day of Christmas a Jamaican gives to you – Perservance

It can be so easy to quit.  Life seems hard, bills are pressing in, you have family issues, the job or business isn’t going the way you want it. 

You just want to curl up into a ball and hope the world passes you by.


I’ll be first to admit it.  I’ve been in this place many times over the last 6 years.

There I would have remained, like so many people in the world except for one




You, dear reader, may well have been there too.  Maybe you’re there right now.

If so, take heart.  It’s never over till the final siren sounds.


Now I am not advocating that you never stop doing something you don’t like.  By stopping before you’ve given it everything, you’re likely to miss out on some really

good stuff that could be just around the corner.


So what is Perseverance?

It can be summarized this way, “Winners never quit and quitters never win”.

Patience is a skill while perseverance is an art.


Every day I ask God to help me so that I don’t quit, but that He will help me understand the opportunity when I see it.

So what’s the secret to success?

The famous song, “wish upon a star to make your dreams come true”, may be fine in theory. But in the real world, you need perseverance and fortitude.  You need to hang in there till the final siren goes.  You need to get up one more time than you get knocked over.


Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.  Every time you conquer one it makes you much stronger.  If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.



Cynthia M. Steer

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About the author


I am an entrepreneur whose focus is on helping small businesses deploy internet marketing tools to leverage new customers and profits. I believe in the survival of the knitted, and thus champion those who are making a difference in our community.