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Day 1753 – More Persistence and Effort – Daily Wisdom
7th October 2021 • Wisdom-Trek © • H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III
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Welcome to Day 1753 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

More Persistence and Effort – Daily Wisdom

Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1753 of our trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. We are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Proverbs 16:16 says, "How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!" If you apply the words you hear today, over time it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget Today’s quote is from Elbert Hubbard, and it is, "A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success."

More Persistence And Effort

There is a fine silk thread between success and failure. Just a little more persistence and effort may exponentially change an outcome and turn what seems to be a hopeless failure into glorious victory. Let me give you an example, although not a perfect analogy of the earnings paid out in the Kentucky Derby for 2021.  The first-place winner takes home $1.86 million, the second place is $600,000, the third place is $300,000, and the fourth-place earnings are $150,000.  There was only a fraction of a second between all four top-place winners.  Just that little more persistence and effort between the first and fourth place winners was a difference of over $1.7 million. So it is with many of our pursuits in life. If we are willing to work just a little harder, be a little more persistent, pour in a little more effort, it will have an exponential difference in the results of whatever we are pursuing. Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Keep on keeping on. We are imagers of Christ who have been given incredible talents, abilities, and skills. We need to use them for God’s glory and show others the path to God’s kingdom. 2 Peter 1:3-11 By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.  And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness,  and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.  Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.

If you would like to listen to any of our past 1752 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day’s trek will be downloaded automatically. If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called "Wisdom Notes," please email me at Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this trek together, let us always:
  1. Live Abundantly (Fully)
  2. Love Unconditionally
  3. Listen Intentionally
  4. Learn Continuously
  5. Lend to others Generously
  6. Lead with Integrity
  7. Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for more daily wisdom!