“Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” ~Calvin Coolidge
In your personal and professional life, almost nothing in the world will take the place of persistence.
Persistence is more valuable than planning, IQ, knowledge, genius, and talent. Have you ever noticed that some “not-so-smart” people appear to be more successful than some really smart people? It can be frustrating if you’re one of those “smart ones”. And, it’s easy to attribute good luck or chance as the reason these “dumb” people have made it. But, if you investigate further, chances are you will find that these “dumb” people have worked really hard for a really long time.
What’s the level of your persistence on a scale of 1 – 10? Do you start things but not finish them? Do you get easily side-tracked if you run into an obstacle?
Here’s the good news, persistence is a HABIT and like any other habit it can be intentionally developed.
Guess how long it will take to develop persistence? The answer is you don’t care. Do you know why? Because you are PERSISTENT- it might take a year or or could take 10 years and that is the point. YOU will persist!
Challenge yourself to persist at the little things first, whether that is a few extra pushups or situps, jogging ten more minutes or working later or getting into the office earlier. Make a game of it… and as you persist time and again at the little things the habit will become stronger.
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*IMPORTANT NOTE* The Podcast is going on HIATUS!
First, THANK YOU! It’s been an unbelievable (first) run at the podcast and Martin and I are extremely grateful. We started this with the goal of just twelve initial episodes and with this one we have just hit 35!!! It’s been an amazing and enlightening journey and it’s not over just yet. Martin plans to return after a few months… his goal is to practice what he preaches and put more attention, energy and focus on the completion of his upcoming book, The Pressure Paradox.
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“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” ~Benjamin Franklin
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