An Essential Trait for Success
Have you ever set targets for yourself that you’ve not been able to achieve or attain? And… did you end up wondering just why things don’t seem to work out in your favor?
Perhaps the goal was too big, too complicated, too surreal? If this has happened to you, you are not alone. Millions of people never seem to achieve success in various goals they set up for themselves; and these very people often times lose hope in their abilities to do well on anything.
Interestingly, many fail to acknowledge that their not achieving a goal seldom has to do with the goal itself. It is easier to blame external factors; it is less painful than admiting that they may be lacking one of the main elements of success: Perseverance.
This character trait is essential for becoming successful in personal relationships, social situations, business endeavors, and anything else, regardless of how small or how enormous the goal might be.
What exactly is Perseverance?
Perseverance is the ability to start and the drive to continue steadfastly on the path towards any goal you set for yourself. Frequently this factor alone is the difference between failure and success. Perseverance is also a personal value, because it gives shape and strengthens your character which allows you to keep your focus on your goal.
Let’s take a look at the first part of the definition. You probably agree that most people who set a goal for themselves have ‘the ability to start’ working on their goal, especially if it’s something they’ve been wanting for a while. It is the second part “the drive to continue steadfastly…” that most fail at.
There are multiple reasons for this. Perhaps they realize that there is too much work involved and the price is not worthy enough. Maybe they changed their mind or decided on another goal. There is also the possibility of having lost interest in a particular thing. All of this is perfectly fine as long as the reason justifies their leaving their goal behind.
However, more often than not, people becoming distracted, too busy, sidetracked, or just get plain lazy. If this is the case, no matter how many goals they set for themselves, they will never accomplish anything if determination and perseverance are not present.
Thus, the minute you accept and come to the realization that nothing fundamentally good comes without hard work, determination, and perseverance, the sooner you will be on your way to attaining your every goal you set your mind to.
Let’s clarify one important point here. Perseverance doesn’t mean you have to do one particular thing over and over in a compulsively manner while expecting a different result. That is actually a version of insanity. When you have been on the same path more than once without achieving the result you seek, it may be a good idea to stop and evaluate the factors that are not working.
Based on your findings and conclusions, you will be in a better position to make a conscious decision to either pursuing a different approach or persevere on the same path. After all, all roads lead to Rome and some are less treacherous than others. Taken this into consideration, you will determine if your perseverance is based on tenacity and resolve or just plain stubbornness.
Another point to consider is your level of confidence. Being either doubtful about your abilities or overconfident of what you “have in the bag” are two states of mind that will undoubtedly determine the level of success you achieve.
Unfortunately, both mindsets result in people achieving less than their potential could allow them to. As the saying goes, “Hard work never killed a man”; the more effort you put into achieving success, the more likely it will be for you to actually achieve it… and for this you need dedication and determination.
You may not necessarily achieve what you pursue in the time you envision, but that’s just what it means to persevere. As long as you know you are on the right track… keep pushing, keep trying, and don’t succumb to frustration and despair until you hit your target.
A note of caution: Regardless of how exciting your goal may be, from time to time you will most likely become discouraged when things don’t seem to go as planned.
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
~ Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi
This is when it is essential to motivate yourself at that moment, and then on a regular basis. You can help yourself in several ways like with daily affirmations, visualizations, journal writing, reading inspiring quotes, or engaging in a fun activity that distracts your mind from the temporary bump. And then my favorite one is to have a vision board hanged by your desk, where you can see it often and reflect on your “why,” the reason you want to achieve your goal. Here’s a variety of tools to help you along with motivation and inspiration.
Above it all, remember that failure does not have to be an option once you know and practice the elements of the formula for success. Acquiring the trait of perseverance will allow you to have a more rewarding and enriching life, as you get to achieve goal after goal as you please. Imagine what that will do to your self-esteem and self-confidence!
Learn to persevere and you will build that indomitable spirit. Commit not to quit on yourself no matter what. Stick to it and achieve success. Once you learn to persevere, nothing life throws at you can stand between you and your goals.
So how do you overcome the desire to quit?
“Perseverance, Your Personal Key For Success” by L. Bessett, will get you inspired and in the right direction. This little ebook’s content gives you the basics to persevere in a variety of circumstances. It is available for immediate download for just $2.99. If you like to get ideas in writing, get it! (Pssst… keep reading to learn how to get this ebook for free) 🙂
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“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
~ Thomas A. Edison