Nothing in the world can
take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than
unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost
Education alone will not.
The world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination
alone are omnipotent.
So, Lord, give me the power to persist with my determination
knowing that it is Your Way and not mine
Without feeling that I must impose it upon others.
And Lord, grant me the Serenity to accept those things I cannot change,
The Power to change those things that I can,
And the Wisdom to know the difference.