Don’t Give Up
A South Korean woman finally passed her driving test—on her 950th attempt.
68-year-old Cha Sa-soon had been taking the written test every day since April 13, 2005, except for weekends and holidays. She had spent the equivalent of $4,200 on application fees. The test consisted of 50 multiple-choice questions on road regulations and car maintenance. She finally scored the requisite 60 percent. She wanted a license so she could drive her vegetables to market. After her 775th failure, Mrs. Cha said, “I believe you can achieve your goal if you persistently pursue it.”
Sometimes it takes a lot of perseverance to attain our goals: “…let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1).
Reference: “Woman passes 950th driving test,” news.bbc.co.uk (11/6/09); Leo Lewis, “South Korean woman, 68, passes driving theory test on 950th attempt,” timesonline.co.uk (11/9/09).
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