The Persistent Persist

Life is hard, its’ sometimes not fun. We of a certain age have things that don’t work so well like it used to. There are people who are learning to adult and to be grown-ups, that is hard work. Our pay and jobs aren’t what we want them to be. There are many who are going to bed hungry and don’t have roof’s over their heads but still find the fortitude to go on. Yes the struggle is real but as Jerry Butler and later Elvis Presley once sang “only the strong survive” but I would add the persistent persist.

Author: Tony Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. My life is about my wife Laura of 18 years. We have a dog named Cody. I have worked in customer service and relations. Currently I work for Blood Assurance a regional blood bank contacting donors to donate blood. I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994, Hiwassee College in 1992 and Red Bank High School in 1988. Spiritually I am a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. My interests are blogging (duh), media, computers, cooking, sports, entertainment, culture and religion. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

2 thoughts on “The Persistent Persist”

  1. “Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common that unrewarded talent. Education will not ;the world is full of educated failures. Persistence alone is omnipotent.” —-Calvin Coolidge
    Thanks for your post Tony it reminded me of this. One of my favorite quotes.


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