It’s now a good month and a half since the beginning of the year and I have only one question for you…
Have you allowed yourself to give up or slack on achieving your new year goals?
If you answered yes then get back up, don’t look back and keep pressing on…here’s how
The Importance of Persistence
Calvin Coolidge said, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than
unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
One of the great universal laws is the Law of Resilience. This law states that there will be inevitable setbacks, disappointments and temporary failures in the attainment of any worthwhile goal. Only through persistence are you able to overcome such resilience.
The true test of your character is not when everything is going well, but rather when times are tough and you need to knuckle down and keep on keeping on. This is what allows you to build your character, self-believe, faith, confidence.
Yes you will be challenged, yes you will need to dig deep and yes YOU do have the ability to deal with ANY challenge that might come your way.
It is much easier to throw in the towel. Give up on your vision and goals. Go back and camp in the comfort zone, but all that results from such a choice is greater fear, worry, anxiety, concern and regret.
You are far greater than that. You have the ability to achieve, do and become whatever you want as you are persistent in achieving your goals
5 Things That Make Persistence Easier
At times being persistent won’t be easy. Remember to do these 5 things to make being persistent easier:
- Hold fast to your goals
- Make sure your goals are aligned to your values, purpose and vision
- Plan your days, weeks, months and years
- Focus on the rewards of achieving your goals
- Write the above down in a place you can see them daily, e.g. a dairy
As Henry David Thoreau said, “When you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams (vision) and in devour to live the life that you have imagined, you will meet with success, unexpected in the common hours.”
My challenge to you is that if you have allowed yourself to veer off course and to lose sight of your vision and goals that you immediately re-evaluate your situation and get back on track. There is nothing that stops you from achieving your desired outcomes, but you.
You are great, don’t settle for anything less. You can and will achieve your desired worthy goals as you continue with disciplined action, exercising persistence and patience.
I look forward to continuing to hear of your successes and remember, stay extraordinary.