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Press On!

Press On!

May 14, 2024

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men 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.”

These words, spoken by former President Calvin Coolidge, ring true across generations and disciplines. They serve as a timeless reminder of the unparalleled value of perseverance in achieving success. Growing up, this quote adorned the walls of my childhood home, a constant beacon of inspiration and guidance. Little did I know then just how profoundly it would shape my outlook on life.

My mother, a firm believer in the power of persistence, made sure that Coolidge's words were not just a decorative piece, but a mantra to live by. Whether it was navigating the ups and downs of personal finances, harnessing the magic of compound interest, nurturing relationships, or mastering the intricacies of marketing, the lesson remained the same – press on.

In the realm of finances, persistence is the key to unlocking long-term prosperity. It's not about hitting the jackpot overnight but rather about consistently making smart decisions, saving diligently, and investing wisely. The magic of compound interest only amplifies the rewards of persistence, turning small, consistent efforts into substantial gains over time.  When the inevitable downturns come, you don’t need to make changes, you need to press on, follow the plan and receive the rewards of your persistence.

In relationships, too, persistence is paramount. It's about showing up, being present, and weathering the inevitable storms together. It's about understanding that true connection is built not in grand gestures but in the everyday moments of love, support, and unwavering commitment.

And then there's marketing – a realm where persistence often separates the winners from the rest. It's about staying the course even when faced with setbacks, rejection, or skepticism. It's about believing in your vision, refining your approach, and tirelessly pursuing your goals until you break through.  It’s amazing how many people reach out to me and say I’ve been seeing your stuff.  They have never commented on a post or replied to an email, but they still see the work and reach out to me.

Coolidge's words remind us that talent, genius, and education, while valuable in their own right, are not enough on their own. Without persistence and determination, they remain untapped potential, mere footnotes in the story of our lives.

So, as we navigate the twists and turns of life, it’s a good idea to  heed the wisdom of Calvin Coolidge. Let us embrace the power of persistence as our guiding light, knowing that with unwavering determination and a steadfast resolve to press on, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve the extraordinary.  I hope this short piece gives you some encouragement.  If you ever want to discuss your personal situation and see if I might be able to help you reach your financial goals, feel free to reach out to me HERE.  As always, thanks for reading.  KB