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BEIJING: Beleaguered search engine Google, which is threatening to exit China over Internet regulations, needs to be more patient and flexible to situations if it wants to continue doing business in the country, according to a senior official from rival Microsoft.
“I think we feel good enough now (about Microsoft in China). But it is a 20 year (journey) and not just three years (like for Google),” said Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft.
That is the latest example recorded in the China Daily of when perseverance will pay among the big business corporations.
When math becomes difficult – don’t give in! Refuse to quit. That’s the attitude Erin Smith developed in grade 3 and it paved the way for future success. Smith now has a 4.0 GPA and is the valedictorian of the Class
That is the example of perseverance in personal victory.
Fatmire Bajramaj believes 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam’s dramatic UEFA Women’s Champions League triumph was a victory for hard work and perseverance.
The German club were crowned European champions for the second time after a goalless 120 minutes at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in Getafe, finally ending the challenge of Olympique Lyonnais after a marathon penalty shoot-out in which each side took nine kicks. “This is one of the most beautiful titles I have ever won, because we really worked very hard for it,” Bajramaj told UEFA.com. “It’s a real reward that we can take the trophy home now.”
That exemplifies perseverance in team spirit and the victory was sweet.
Finding a job is hard work; it’s easy to get discouraged. Consider setbacks that others have. A long stint of unemployment punctuated by rejections from what seemed to be promising interviews can dash a job seeker’s energy and test his or her stamina. Extended joblessness can cause job seekers to give up and assume they will never again find meaningful, rewarding employment.
Finding a job takes time by Lilian Leblanc
The typical job seeker sends out numerous resumes each month; the unemployed over age 50 report the most challenge in the job-hunting process.
No one can accurately predict when jobs will again be plentiful. But there are many ways that job seekers can maintain perspective. One effective approach is to reflect on true stories of well-known people who have successfully recovered from a significant setback on the road to success.
Rejection happens to everyone
FedEx didn’t seem to be a great idea when founder Fred Smith described the concept in a college term paper. Legend has it that Smith’s paper received a grade of “C.” In the October, 2002 article, “Delivering the Goods,” penned by Smith for Fortune, he admits that he doesn’t remember the actual grade. He does recall though, that the FedEx paper didn’t earn him top honors. Despite his professor’s criticism, Smith persevered. What was dismissively branded as an unworkable idea would later transform the freight transportation industry.
One of the greatest athletes of all time, Michael Jordan, was cut from his high school basketball team, according to his official biography on NBA.com. The lanky sophomore just didn’t have the physique to compete at the level of his older teammates. Thanks to a growth spurt the following year, he tried again and was selected. The fact that he started playing a year later is unimportant today. What matters is that he stayed in the game.
As Sue Shellenbarger explains in her March 24, 2010 Wall Street Journal article, “Before They Were Titans, Moguls and Newsmakers, These People Were…Rejected,” Warren Buffett wasn’t good enough for Harvard Business School. Buffett states that at age 19 he had a “feeling of dread” when turned down by Harvard. The future billionaire subsequently applied to and was accepted at Columbia University. Warren found another way to achieve his graduate degree goal and is now viewed as a leading example of business success.Imagine if these people let disappointment consume them and did not go on to realize their full potential. It’s very tempting to give up in the face of major setbacks. Michael Jordan could have walked away. Fred Smith might have decided that the professor was right, after all. You have the option to look at the rejection letters from employers and simply give up. But as the experiences of these famous people demonstrate, your shining moment may be just around the next corner.
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The Bible says :
He Who Endures To The End
Jesus said, “Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:21-22).
Hated By All – Did you ever feel like you just could not win? You tried live right and do what the Lord wanted, but somehow, it just seemed like everyone was on your case. Jesus said there would be days like that and we need to have the faith necessary to deal with it.
Hated by Family – There is nothing which hurts worse than to have those we love turn against us. It is often the case that children who are attracted by the world find it difficult to be submissive and obedient to their parents who are trying to teach them to way of the Lord. Paul said, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise” (Ephesians 6:1-2). At other times, family members are turned off because one of them calls for authority in some matter and believes some pet project of the others is unscriptural. Whatever the cause, families are destroyed because some stand with the Lord and others do not. A little later in this chapter, Jesus quotes the prophet Micah (7:6) saying, “A man’s foes will be those of his own household” (verse 36).
Hated by All Men – Everyone wants to be liked. However, it is axiomatic that not everyone will be your friend, if for nothing more than just a matter of personality. This is especially true for those who have real convictions. If you stand for nothing, then you can agree with everyone. If, on the other hand, you believe the word of God to be the truth and stand for its premises, many will be your enemy. Your very presence will be a constant reminder of their sin. They may try to get you fired from your job. They may threaten your good name. They may make every effort to take what you have. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
He Who Endures – Since Jesus has overcome, it is possible and necessary for us to overcome with Him. John said, “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10). It is sad for us when family and friends turn against us. It is necessary, though, for us to continue in our determination to be and do that which the Lord teaches. We may lose for the moment, but we will certainly be victorious in the final outcome. (See Romans 8:18 and 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:8.) May God give us the strength and faith we so desperately need in such an hour.
By Grant B. Caldwell
From Expository Files 5.12; December 1998
Having read all – Will you persevere to the end? The reward may be just round the corner for you!
May the Lord help us to persevere in His will.
God bless you as you hang in there and persevere by His grace and in His strength.