On today’s post, I’d like to talk about perseverance and determination. Before we start, I’d like to define the definition of Determination and Perseverance below.
Determination – “The quality of being determined to do or achieve something; “his determination showed in his every movement”; “he/she is a man of purpose”
Perseverance – “The act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior; “his/her perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate”
Now you know the meaning of the 2 words, I don’t really want to get into the theories or write a whole alot about examples that will only make you argue your own personal situation versus that of examples from the post, but more into being able to reflect your own situation with that of whatever results you want to achieve.
I’d like to talk about failing forward as the best way to undergo perseverance and determination. As you go through the days to achieve whatever goal it is that you have in mind, you tend to be challenged by many around you especially your close ones (family, spouse, siblings, boss, etc). That is one of the biggest obstacles that you will have to face in following through with your goal in mind.
Many that care for you will tell you, “because I care for you, that is why i’m telling you this.. bla.. bla.. you’ve failed and your failing, so its best that you …. bla… bla..” only to make you think twice about your goal thinking to yourself (is this it or do I go on?) –> You think about it hard, you fall back on your plans, you adjust it, tweak it a bit and still questioning yourself, then the “Perseverance & Determination in your heart says, “screw them, they care for me but I care about my goal/dream”, “I must go on!”
That is the key to perseverance and determination.
You sort out and fight yourself that give thoughts of quiting into pushing yourself to accomplish your goal. Remember, all the greats, had to fail always in order to get to where they are right now. It is about failing forward to achieve whatever it is you want to achieve.
Listen to your heart and keep on pushing it.