If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a hundred times, right? It probably was an encouragement to you when you were in grade school, but how about now? That phrase really doesn’t motivate me much. I’m guessing the same is true for you. But what will motivate you to keep on trying?
Will Walt Disney? He was fired from his first job at the Kansas City Star because”he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
How about Albert Einstein? His parents and teachers began to think he was mentally handicapped and socially awkward due to that fact he did not begin to speak until the age of 4 or read until he was 7. Einstein was eventually expelled from school and denied entry to Zurich Polytechnic School.
Maybe Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame? He submitted his now world famous fried chicken recipe to 1,009 restaurants before finding a buyer.
The point is simple: Persistence eventually wins the day. Maybe today, you need to hear the “try, try, again thing” one more time. Let’s embrace what Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”