Monday, November 8, 2010
Calvin Coolidge inspects
state militia during the
Boston police strike
Blog reader Doug Schreiber passed along this pithy quote.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
“Talent will not. Many unsuccessful people have 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.”
Who said that? Gov. Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge.
Coolidge ended the Boston police strike the only way he could.
He fired the strikers and called up the state militia.
That gave him time to replace them with qualified officers.
That took political courage. He went against a strong union.
But he would not leave Boston residents prey to criminals.
His courage inspired voters. That led to the White House.
Think about the hard coin of courage in making decisions.
People are watching us. Stand tall and do the right thing.
Persistence has played a major role in our family’s lives.
We have started businesses against well-financed competitors.
We knew only persistence and hard work would succeed.
This meant many late nights and 90-hour weeks at work.
After midnight, I would drive by our competitor’s office.
It would be closed. The lights out. I knew we would succeed.
We might not have been the smartest business people.
But we were the most persistent. We eventually won.
After nine years, our competitor asked us to buy him out.
There are many paths to success.
Our new book outlines 22 important ones.
It’s written by 22 entrepreneurs and entitled:
“Killer Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs”.
For details, email me at JerryBellune@yahoo.com
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