ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Perfect Perseverance

Updated on May 3, 2011

 “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill


This is an appropriate topic today, considering it can be applied to the U.S. in general and to each of us individually.


Osama bin Laden was killed yesterday. One of the most evil men that ever lived has finally gotten his “just desserts.” I would say that says a lot about the perseverance of the U.S. in achieving justice for the horrendous events that took place on 9/11/01. It can’t bring back those that lost their lives but I am thinking that the families of the lost are crying in joy and relief!

Another reason I am writing on this topic today is because of specific events that are occurring right now in my own life as well as the life of someone I love deeply. I want him to know that all of life is exactly as it is meant to be in this very moment. I want him to know that all of his circumstances will fall into place exactly as they will in order for him to experience the living out loud version of who he TRULY IS. I am remembering this for myself as well.

I chose the quotes above for some very good reasons. I love Albert Einstein and all he represents. He was humble in his wisdom and tenacious in his perseverance. I picked Winston Churchill’s quote, not because there might be a literal “hell” but because, sometimes in our lives, so many things fall apart, that we feel as if we are going through hell itself! I just recently wrote an article called, “When Life Falls Apart, Pick Up the Pieces You Still Want!” It talks about the fact that there isn’t anything in life that we can’t overcome: death of a loved one, loss of a job, letting go of a relationship, serious illness, etc. The hell we put ourselves through is created by our thoughts. Our thoughts conjure up the age-old fears that we have from continually basing past experiences on this current event. We have to remember that we got through those past experiences and that they are not the exact place, the same time nor even the same experience that is happening right now. We have to remember that we can choose to view this event with a new thought, a new perspective. Since thoughts are literally energy, we can rest assured that we have the empowerment to shift that energy in a new direction!

We can choose to feel however we choose about any event in our life. We can also remember that if we choose a negative frame of mind that is the result we will see. If we choose to find the positive in the circumstance, that is what we will see.

It’s not always easy. When we are feeling as if we are walking through hell, it’s not fun. Definitely not fun. If we have someone we can reach out to, that’s great. If we talk to them and they are willing to listen, wonderful! What is important to remember is that once we ponder what is happening and even maybe why it’s happening, we can focus on what benefit we are getting out of it. Maybe that benefit isn’t immediately apparent. So, we can do what we can each day to move on, to make our life the best we can make it for the moment and then watch as the rest of it unfolds. As each “scene” unfolds, we can choose to use each circumstance for our good. There is so much empowerment within every soul on this earth, that we would literally change the world if we used all our strength, wisdom, and inner beauty to make a change in our own lives. It would then ripple out into the world around us and would be a monumental change in the course of humanity.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Lene Lynn 

      7 years ago

      suziecat, thank you so much! I totally agree with you! Thanks so much for reading my work and for following me! :)

    • suziecat7 profile image


      7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Very encouraging Hub. Everyone has tough times in their lives. It's how they respond that can make it bearable or not.

    • profile image

      Lene Lynn 

      7 years ago

      Happyboomer, you have that absolutely correct! :) Thanks for reading it and for the kind comments! So glad you liked it! :)

    • Happyboomernurse profile image

      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for sharing the wisdom in this hub and for the gentle reminders to perservere through tough times and create something valuable from them. We don't have control over what happens, but we always have control over our response.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)