PERSISTENCE : THE CORE OF SUCCESS
Persistence is the iron quality of character. It is that ability to continue with the course of action despite the difficulty or opposition. Persistence is to the character of a man as a carbon is to steel. It is the absolutely indispensable quality that goes hand in hand with all great success in life. I would not have been where I am today if I would have not develop this character of persistence. Just like any other successful person, we all go through life difficulties and hardships, but what separates the successful and the unsuccessful is this ability to persist in pursuing our dreams. So, many people give up so early upon their dreams in life. As Michael Jordan once said “I have failed over and over and over again in my life, that is why I succeeded”
And here is one of the great secrete of persistence and success: Program you subconscious mind for persistence well in advance of the setbacks and disappointments that you are going to have on your upward quest towards success. Resolve in advance that you will never give up, no matter what happens.
When you are overwhelmed with a problem or difficulty, you do not have enough time to develop the necessary persistence to deal with the setbacks or disappointment. But if you plan in advance for the inevitable ups and downs of life, when they come, you will be psychologically ready. You will be prepared.
Persistence guarantees Success
The courage to persist in the face of adversity and disappointment is the one quality that, more than anything, will guarantee your success. Your greatest personal asset can be your willingness to persevere longer than anyone else. In fact, your persistence is a true measure of your belief in yourself and your ability to succeed.
All of life is a test. For you to have great success, you must pass the persistence test. And this test is often a pop quiz. It can come at anytime, usually totally unexpected and out of left field. You take the persistence test whenever you are confronted with an unexpected difficulty, disappointment, setbacks, failure, crisis in life. This is where you show yourself and everyone around you, what you are truly made of. Epictetus, a Greek Philosopher, Once wrote, “Circumstances do not make the man. They merely reveal him to himself”
Crisis is Inevitable.
The one inevitability in your life is recurring crisis. If you are living a busy life, you will have a crisis. If you are living a busy life, you will have a crisis every two or three months. In between these unavoidable crises will be a continuous success of problems and difficulties. And the more goals that you attempt to reach, the bigger your dreams, and the more determined you are to become successful, the more problems and crises you will experience.
The Good News!!
The only factor you can control is how you respond to difficulties and setbacks. And the good news is that every time you respond in positive and constructive manner, you become stronger and better and even more capable of dealing with the next problem or crisis that comes along. Eventually you will reach a point in life where you become absolutely unstoppable
You will become like a force of nature. You will be irresistible .You will become the kind of a person who never quit, no matter what the difficulty. No matter what obstacle is put in your path, you will find a way to go over it under it, around it, or through it. You will keep doing and going and going
HERE IS THE CATCH!!
Ask Yourself. What is the most difficult situation you are facing in your life today? Whatever it is, imagine that it has been sent to you at this time to teach you a valuable lesson that you need to learn to be even more successful in the future. What could that lesson be? From this moment onward, always seek the valuable lesson in every set back or difficulty. You will always find it, and it will help you in your quest to become successful in life.