Persistence is a Key to Success
When you study successful people then you will realize that they all have persistence in what they are doing. In my last blog I wrote about how successful people have fun in business and persistence is one of the other major keys to their success. Unsuccessful people often give up as soon as obstacles come in the way. And here is the key: Winners never give up. They have persistence until they succeed.
It’s easy to give up
Why most people give up when they follow their dreams? Because it’s easy to give up. It’s easy to say it’s nothing for me. It’s comfortable to stay where you are right now and your family and friends help you to make the decision to give up. The reason is, we all are afraid of the unknown. And it’s true, it’s scary to follow your dreams. You have to overcome many hurdle. And here comes persistence into play. You only overcome these hurdle with persistence. You need discipline to follow your dreams and make them real.
How to gain Persistence
You have to get really clear about what you want and where you want to go. One of the best thing is to bring it on paper. Write down where you want to be in 5 to 10 years from now. So now you have the big picture for your future. Now it’s time to break the big picture into smaller parts so it’s not so overwhelming. What can you do in the next 12 months so that you know you are on course? Then in the next 6 months, 3 months, 1 month and for every week in the first month.
So you have now a huge list to thing to do. In this way you see exactly if you are on track or not and you can make corrections in your plan and in your commitment.
From my point of view, it’s important that you reward yourself. Think about how you will reward yourself when you finished this and this task on your list. This helps you to stay motivated. As I said earlier, there will be obstacles and you have to overcome them. But never forget: Persistence is the key to your success and your dreams.