In this life, your determination to succeed will definitely be challenged at every conceivable level. The minute you make a decision to stand for something meaningful that you believe in or perhaps a decision to make something happen for yourself or for a loved one, things are likely to go wrong.
Therefore, it is critically important to learn the power of persistence, without which you will fall short of where you could be. Walt Disney said and I quote, “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”
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Life is all about daring a challenge;
Dare to dream,
Dare to believe,
Dare to love,
Dare to learn,
#1. Remind people who they are. They remember what they did.
- Tell me of a time when you succeeded. Who were you then?
- What does being disappointed with failure say about you?
- What qualities and behaviors helped you succeed in the past?
“Turn the attention of discouraged people to who they are, not what happened.”
#2. Remind people of past successes. They remember failures.
“Replayed memories establish future direction.”
Leaders instill hope by using the past to energize future endeavors. An over-focus on past failure and disappointment is self-limiting.
If there’s anyone who has taught me amazing lessons about persistence, I tell you the truth, it’s my two-year-old daughter. She manifests and expresses this great quality like I’ve never seen before. So simple, yet powerful! When I tell her she can’t have her crayons and still have my pen, she’ll end up being so persistent that I’ll even join her in the colouring exercise.
Friends, the irony of life is that the moment you take a decision for action, things are likely to go wrong. And your determination to succeed in life will be challenged at every conceivable level. Therefore, it is critically important to learn the power of persistence; without it, you will fall short of where you ought to be in life! Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them”.
Jack Ma: Founder & Executive Chairman, Ali Baba Group.
You finish work at 6 pm, go to bed at 12 midnight. Within these six hours, how do you spend them? Watching TV? In fact, the activities you do between 6 am and 12 midnight, the importance of it is beyond your imagination.
Too many people believe that your career is determined by the 8 hours of hard work and effort you put at work, and your future and career progression depend on the boss and the company. But the reality is that for most people, this thing, you are on your own.