Persistent is defined as “continuing firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition”
Harvey Deutshedorf’s “7 Habits of Highly Persistent People” said it best when he stated, “…highly persistent people have found ways to keep going despite major setbacks and a lack of evidence they are moving closer toward their goals.”
Hearing stories where people fail multiple times before they figure it out is SCARY, but I believe that is what it takes to be SUCCESSFUL. No matter the of success you choose.
- Henry Ford’s early businesses failed, before he figured out and the Ford Motor Company was founded.
- Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for lack of creativity
- Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team for not being good enough
Check out these excerpts from Harvey Deutshedorf’s seven habits.
An All-Consuming Vision – “Reaching this goal becomes the focal point of their life and they devote a major portion of their energies and time toward reaching it.
A Burning Desire – “Persistent people have the inner energy and intensity to keep them motivated and going through these tough times.”
Inner Confidence – “While that inner confidence gets challenged and shaken, it never gets destroyed and constantly acts as a source of courage and determination.”
Highly Developed Habits – “They believe the results of the efforts they make today may not be seen for a long time, but they strongly believe that everything they do will count toward their outcome in the end.”
Ability to Adjust and Adapt – “They are not tied into their ego and are quickly willing to admit when something is not working.”
Commitment to Lifelong Learning – “Naturally curious, persistent types not only see learning as a way to reach their goals, more quickly, but they also see self-development as a way of life.”
Role Models That Act As Guides and Mentors – “Having strongly ingrained models helps persistent people sustain and motivate themselves in an environment that is not always supportive.”
Until next blog, be persistent and go get what you want!