Last but not least, let’s take a look at how we can translate this into our own life. The good news is that perseverance is something we all start out with. Just watch a baby learn how to roll over, crawl, talk, or take his first steps. Those first steps are hard. It involves lots of failures, yet the baby or toddler doesn’t give up. Day after day he perseveres until he gets it.
It’s important to realize that perseverance is something we’re all born with. We just seem to lose the ability, or more likely the practice of it over the years. Yet, if we can hold onto it, or rediscover our ability to persevere, it can help us throughout our lives. Think about how much easier it would be to do well in school if you could make it through those years with the ability to always pay attention, do your homework, and get all projects done on time.
Later on, as an adult, it can help you make it through the tough first few weeks in a new position. It’s always hard to start a new job, tackle a new project, or get into a new business. It takes a little time before you get a good handle on what you’re doing and find your routine. Perseverance will help you make it through those hard first few weeks, and then help you to continue to do your best and strive for better.
Getting back into the habit of perseverance isn’t easy, but it is very simple to do.
Remind yourself that it takes practice and perseverance when things get tough.
Yes, it takes some willpower.
No, it’s not always easy.
But, it’s always well worth it and a habit that will serve you well in life.
What can you work on today to practice sticking to your goals and seeing things through to the end?
Go find that perseverance and tenacity, hold onto it, use it daily and watch where life will take you.
It, more than anything else, is the true secret to success. Remember Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller and others who’ve accomplished much because they knew this secret and exploited it to its fullest advantage.