Persistence is the ability to continue moving forward regardless of your feelings. You push on when you feel like quitting. Persistence is will power and desire combined.
Persistence is steel determination.
Imagine what it would be like if you had the persistence to do, be, have anything you wanted. According to experts this is possible but, how much do you want it
This is what I know. Most people are ready to give up at the first sign of adversity and opposition. Few go on until they attain their goals.
Persistence comes not from clinging to the past but from a vision of your future. You must have a burning desire to make your vision real that you will give almost anything to make it possible.
When you begin a task it may move very slowly. If you persist you will become accomplished at this task and ready to move to the next step. Your accomplishments build upon each other and you become an expert.
The value of persistence comes not from stubbornly clinging to the past. It comes from a vision of the future that’s so compelling you would give almost anything to make it real.
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe.
With any goal your emotions and motivation will go up and down. Persistence with a clear vision will keep you on target when you are down. When you are up you will go through challenges like a steamroller.
Can you recognize a part of your life when you wanted a goal, you had a vision, you went all out to obtain this goal and you were successful despite problems and obstacles that showed up. You could not be stopped.
This is what persistence is to you. If you have a vision use that persistence to go after it and it is yours.
If you want an insurance policy against failure there is no charge for it. It is within you. It is called persistence.
Dale Carnegie said, “ Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”