We have the energy, steam, and electricity for a few weeks but – after that – eh, it’s business as usual.
Sometimes the reason is simple – in fact, I’d wager that most of the time the reason is simple: We’d like to have this particular goal… but we don’t want it badly enough to work for it and we certainly don’t want it badly enough to inconvenience ourselves for it.
During January, we throw buzz words like determination, goals, mindset, will-power, success, and resolve around like peanuts in a Christmas parade.
Problem is, reaching goals and following through with resolutions takes a whole other buzz word: perseverance.
As they say, anything worth having is worth fighting for. This means it’s worth digging in your heels, throwing out our chin, clinching your fists, and full out going to battle for. What makes this war of wills so difficult is the fact that we’re fighting the person in the mirror and they know all our tricks.
It takes perseverance and it takes determination. Put together, they make a pretty darn good team.
I guess what I’m saying is this – whatever you’re reaching for, whatever you’re striving for… keep on keeping on until it’s your’s. When the going gets tough, think of the humble little snail. It was by perseverance that his ancestors EVER reached the ark.
A Few Favorite Quotes About Perseverance:
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. – Walter Elliott
Lord, give me the determination and tenacity of a weed. – Mrs. Leon R. Walters
Character consists on what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James Michener
Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
By perseverance, the snail reached the ark. – Charles Spurgeon
There’s only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that’s if we quit. – Unknown
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