Posted by JohnG on March 09, 2000 at 21:41:06:
This quote (stapled to my forehead) kept me going for 6 months - 24 hours a day - 7 days a week - to close one deal that made me think I had just been on “Who wants to be a millionaire”.
"Nothing in the 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."
- Calvin Coolidge
By the way, Great Job. That is an incredible story of getting something just by asking for it. It is like the story of Donald Trump who got a tax abatement on a building he bought in New York City. Someone asked him how he got an abatement for 40 years - it was unheard of at that time. Trump smiled and said “because I didn’t ask for 50 years”.