Perseverance is an essential quality that each and every one of us are forced to deliver at some point in our lives, just like I am compelled to practice perseverance to get my bathroom faucet repaired. This particular fitting was challenging me from day one I entered my new rented apartment. Its been three months and I still haven’t given up on it!

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I am so overwhelmed by the process but feel good about myself for not giving in and that’s when I decided to look up what it was. Its perseverance!

Google gave me ample scope to understand what is perseverance and quotes of great people who have achieved great heights to comprehend their process of success. I did find my purpose of perseverance in everyone’s valuable words.

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins not through strength but by perseverance”
~ H.Jackson Brown Jr.

Mr. Brown refers to my continuous call to the 24*7 community help line in the past months to attend to my problem. One fine day, I won. They came to my rescue. The plumber did some adjustments and said it would be fine. But it wasn’t!

“Perseverance is a great element of success, if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Well, Longfellow is right. This time I knocked loud enough and long enough on a plumbers phone that he did finally show up. Only show up!

“Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you intended to be”
~ Charlie Jones.

Charlie’s opinion about breaking heart was spot on because that’s what I felt this time when the skilled plumber tried to restore the faucet but a few moments later ( as soon as he left) the leak reappeared with the same haunting forever sound.

“If you cant fly then run, if you cant run then walk, if you cant walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward”
~ Martin Luther king jr.

I am almost crawling, moving forward now as I went helter-skelter calling random people for a qualified plumber!

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”
~ Thomas. A.Edison.

I realize that I am close to success not allowing myself to enter the list of failures.

“It is absolutely essential to hang in there especially when you feel most dicouraged”
~ Steve Shallenberger.

I am hanging in there Steve, strong willed and rock like even when the new plumber did his part and still the leak hasn’t disappeared!

“Perspective and Perseverance are carved by time and constructed by wisdom”
~ A.D.Sam.

Sam is completely correct to quote about wisdom because by now, my knowledge quotient has increased in the matters of selecting a knowledgeable plumber and I am still waiting on that one!

The power of persevering in life is absolutely important because Lao Tzu quotes, “Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is an agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions”.

Here I am accepting the waiting as furtherance, persevering and awaiting the coming together of all that is good, the leaking faucet to get fixed!

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