Perseverance

May 26, 2010 by  
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When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
~Author Unknown

cloud_thumbI have led and lead an unconventional life.  It is made out of the creation and execution of ideas.  I deal with rejection, disappointments and frustrations on a daily basis.  I want to see my ideas come to reality but the road is often long and arduous.

Along the way I have learned to deal with:

1                     – Negative thoughts

2                    – Hurt feelings

3                    –  Doubts

4                    –  Ego

But the power behind any success I’ve had is: perseverance.  So what is perseverance?

“Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness.”

Action, belief and purpose are the key ingredients in which through perseverance we can succeed.

1 – Belief  -  That is the beginning of everything.  To persevere, our belief in something has to be from the gut.  “I must do this because it is truly important to me and to others.

2 -  Action –  It’s how I’m going to bring by belief into fruition

3 – Steadfastness – No matter how many disappointments and set-backs, I will keep moving forward with an eye on my vision.

Achieving our goals vary from person to person and from belief to belief.  Sometimes people achieve what they’ve set out to do quickly sometimes it takes a long time.  But if we really BELIEVE in what we are trying we keep going.

So beware of picking goals that you don’t truly believe in because you may not achieve them and use your failure as a way to turn against yourself.  But when you do pick something you really believe in, you’ll find ways to keep going.  And don’t forget to enjoy the path to your goal because it is on the way there that we learn about ourselves and life.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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  1. John Lee Johann says:

    I have led a less than honest life. Enough so that I have put a lot of pressure on myself to know what I can do and what I can’t without lying, cheating, and deceiving myself. I don’t always know for sure what I truly believe. The one thing I do know and probably the truest measure I have to work with is the energy to pursue the passion I’ve been fearful of all my life. Successful or not, I am enjoying every minute of it.