“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” Calvin Coolidge
Here’s how Barry Farber, an author and motivational speaker, describes persistence:
“Things are rarely accomplished in one great burst of energy; success comes when we continue to work day after day, tirelessly putting in the effort even if it takes far longer than we’d ever imagined.
“Persistence pays off. Those who steadily pursue a course of action despite any obstacle along the way have a far greater chance of success that those who get fired up — and then quickly burn out and lose energy and interest.
“In fact, persistence is one of the most powerful traits shared by successful people. Successful people do not give up. They’ll try over and over again and do whatever it takes to achieve their goals. When they meet rejection, they use it to motivate them even more to move forward, coming up with new ideas and approaches. When they meet obstacles, they find ways around them. When they get tired, they find a way to rejuvenate. Successful people don’t quit; if they stumble, they always start again.”
Whatever it takes — WIT — that’s what persistence is all about. When we hit an obstacle, we need to go over, under, or through it to realize our dreams.
According to Barry Farber, there are two ingredients to persistence:
“…the first is having a goal — and the second is moving toward it. Once a goal is etched in your heart, you dream about it, believe in it, livid it … and you’ll do anything to reach it.”
Getting there, takes time. It also requires constant improvement. As Barry says so well, “If you keep doing the same thing over and over again, in just the same way, you’ll always get the same results. Instead, learn from every step you take — and find shortcuts or make other changes as needed. Then, as you continue your efforts, you‘lol increase your efficiency and every action will become more meaningful than the one before.
“Develop these traits of persistence, and in time you will find success. Step by step, you may even achieve greatness.”
Persistence pays off. Success takes time. Great advice as we all write on!
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