What’s the ultimate secret to success? Different people would give different answers to this question. However, while many things do truly contribute to your success, without perseverance/persistence, all your efforts would fall apart! As per the Oxford Dictionaries perseverance is ‘Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success’.
My relationship with ‘perseverance’ has been a strong one! While I previously studied in the field of Business Administration (on a part-time basis), I also gained corporate working experiences at the same time. However, I’ve chosen to work from home with flexibility, being my own boss, doing different things (including blogging). This was a major decision, asking for much perseverance on my part, especially since I had to start afresh. I’ve been running my own businesses for over 5 years already!
I’ll share with you some reasons for perseverance, that consistently give me the punch and boost that I need, for my achievements…
These are my top 10:
1. Set goals
Acting with perseverance will prompt you to start by defining and setting the right goals/objectives for yourself, which serve as a guide towards your destination. This is the first step to success! Remember to review your goals, so that they remain updated.
2. Foster determination
Perseverance sets a mindset for determination so that you work towards your goals for success. Never give up!
3. Overcome obstacles
Being determined, you persevere and work on overcoming obstacles that come your way, learning more about yourself, improving and learning new skills in the process.
4. Find solutions
Being faced with issues, perseverance prompts you to find solutions to matters of concern.
In the process of finding solutions, you may end up discovering new methods/ideas/products or more!
6. Ongoing learning
As someone who perseveres in life, your habit will foster ongoing learning and improvements!
7. A winning attitude
Perseverance is key to having a winning attitude, which will help you holistically (personal/professional).
8. Build character
Making perseverance a natural habit, using it with consistency, will help build a character that’s conducive to success.
9. Key to success
Perseverance is indeed key to success!
10. Reap the fruits
While you make efforts and persevere all the time, you keep getting closer and closer to your set goals/objectives!
“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” – Julie Andrews
“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson
Perseverance is your ally, as it turns you into a ‘true fighter’ and equips you in your quest for success! Make it your daily habit, and you won’t regret it!! I strongly advocate for it… Do you too? Would you like to share your ideas? Please do so. Thank you!
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