Monday 7th August 2017
Perseverance is probably one of the most important disciplines you have in your “toolbox to success”. Being extremely disciplined means you understand the importance of planning and surviving. Take J.K. Rowling the author of the “Harry Potter” books. When she started writing the original book, her life was in turmoil self-described by her, “as a mess”. She was going through a divorce at the time and living in a tiny flat with her daughter. She was also surviving on government subsidies and her mother had just passed away from multiple sclerosis. She turned all those negatives that was around by stoic perseverance into a positive, by devoting most of her time to the “Harry Potter” series. She also drew from her bad first-hand experiences with her writings. We should all look at the bad experiences that have dogged our lives and turn them in pro-actively. What can you do now to turn your life around? Do a SWOT analysis on yourself.
Perseverance does more for you than to master a skill or complete a project. As great as those achievements are, the ability to keep on serves you in other ways as well. It makes you trustworthy in other people’s eyes. They know you won’t quit when an obstacle comes along. It increases your sense of self-worth to take full ownership of the goal you set out to achieve. You accept that your destiny is in your own hands. Your commitment to your goal enhances its value for you and heightens your motivation. It also leads you to unexpected discoveries and expands your knowledge, both about yourself and about the field of your endeavour.
Perseverance is the challenging work you do after you get tired of doing the arduous work you already did.