Persistence Pays-If you Believe in What You Are Doing, Keep at It.

These are certainly not the most encouraging times to live in. We get constant daily reminders of bad economic conditions, war and terrorism, lower stock and real estate values, etc. The race goes to the people who understand the value of and the need for persistence. Someone famous once said that 90% of success is just showing up. So hats off to all of you out there who refuse to give in to despair, that believe in what you are doing and are keeping at it. Henry Ford had an oft-quoted phrase: “Think you can, think you can’t, either way you’re right.” Our country was built by a lot of people who took on the obstacles and overcame them-by people who had vision and the guts to work towards that vision. We are fortunate to be a part of that heritage and to have the responsibility to keep it alive.