In life, we all face the temptation to give up, to give in, to quit. What I've seen though, in my own life and as a coach, is that we usually give up right before our breakthrough.

I want to encourage you and make sure you hear me clearly, DO NOT GIVE UP! No matter what mountain you may be facing, your breakthrough is on the other side.

What I want to teach you today is how to keep going when the going gets tough, how to take a lickin' and keep on tickin', and how to stay determined even in the face of your greatest fear.

So right now, take just a few minutes and click here or click play below to listen to this week's audio teaching on Persistence. You will not regret it, and I trust it will help you to stay the course and never give up.


A few months ago I had the opportunity to sit down with my friend Robert Madu, when we were both speaking at a conference in Chatanooga, TN. and talk a little bit about a battle we all face. That battle is comparison.

Earlier that day Robert delivered an amazing message about staying on your mark, staying in your lane, and not letting comparison cause you to quit. With this month being all about persistence I thought it would be a great time to learn from the insight Robert shared with me.

Comparison isn't all bad, especially when it used to motivate and not decimate the forward progress of our life. When comparison starts to impede our growth that's when we have to choose to not quit and persevere, even if we feel like someone may be doing it better than us. God has given us each a unique gift and a unique way to accomplish the plans he's put in our hearts.

I would encourage you to click here or click play below to hear more of what Robert had to say.


No one plays this game or any game perfectly. It’s the guy who recovers from his mistakes who wins.

All my life, I have been struck by the countless similarities between sports and life. Both sports and life require know-how, both demand talent and skill, and both can lead to glorious and fulfilling victories. However, sports and life are marked with obstacles and setbacks too, with mistakes and with crushing defeats. They are each marked with opposition, competition, and failure. And they offer us challenges, as well as opportunities to correct our mistakes and to rise above our failures. In athletic competition, there is always the next game or the next season. In a basketball game, there is always the chance to rebound a missed shot. And in life, we must create the same opportunities to turn failures into successes. We must keep “pounding the boards.”

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