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anmota
03/28/2005, 02:29 PM
http://www.forbetterlife.org/main.asp?section=values&valueID=41&language=eng
Perseverance

One inch at a time. That is how I climb and that is how I live. Sure, the summit is my goal, but without each carefully calculated move, I could never make it to the top. Each small step and each giant reach presents a unique challenge. As I move up the cliff, I recognize characteristics of the rock and then adapt learned techniques to advance further toward the goal.

My father taught me perseverance by his example. I remember him going back to college when I was a little boy. He worked all day, attended classes in the evening and then came home to study. I don’t know how he did it, but somehow the yard work got done and he kept the car maintained. I never have asked him how he managed, but he did. When I was just ten years old, my father received his degree. It took him many years, but he reached his goal and then moved on to other challenges.

As I reach the summit, I look back down and enjoy the moment. Then I gather my gear and start planning my next climb. One inch at a time.

doankiem
03/28/2005, 07:56 PM
Thank you very much for an interested story

I am climbing too, one step at a time, and by an old ladder. In addition, I am so heavy... Hopefully, I can reach to the roof before the ladder is broken