Persevere When Things Get Tough. What’s the main difference between someone who achieves their goal and someone who doesn’t? HINT: It’s not talent…it’s not intelligence.
It’s the ability to stick with it 5 minutes longer.
Perseverance is the key.
So many give up when they are really just inches from their
goal, and it’s in those moments of darkness that the best ideas come
It’s easy to give up, but it’s not easy to live with the uncertainty
of ‘what could have been’. When you really think about it, that
uncertainty and regret of not persevering, is a lot harder to live with
than staying with it five minutes longer.Life is full of challenges. Nevertheless, it’s important that you keep trying.
Once you accept that you’re destined for success, giving up is no longer an option!Instead of throwing in the towel, seize success by following these
strategies to acquire the drive to persevere and achieve your goals:
1. Analyze why things haven’t worked yet.
This is perhaps the most crucial step in ensuring you don’t give up.
Sometimes it’s difficult to deal with failure, so much so that we just feel the
urge to curl up and cry. However, by analyzing what actually prevented
your victory, you might be surprised at how simple the fix can be
Did you forget a crucial step?
Were external forces affecting your focus?
Did you prepare yourself enough for the challenge?
Is it something you truly wanted to pursue to begin with?
2. Reward yourself.
Even though you might not have
achieved the success you were expecting, that doesn’t mean you didn’t
give your 100% effort to the task. And your efforts should never go
unrewarded! Reward yourself for what did go right and treat yourself to a
“pick-me-up” when you’ve fallen down:• Treat yourself to your favorite desert.
• Show yourself some love by getting a massage.
• Get your car detailed. A spotless car can look brand new and might actually help you to feel brand new!
3. Carry out activities that you do well.
Often, not succeeding may cause you to shy away from ever trying something again.
You can build your inner strength and confidence by performing
activities that you know you’re good at. • Get out on the court and play some winning basketball.
A. Challenge an opponent to a game of chess.
B. Work at balancing those income and expenditure reports.
C. Do anything you know you’re good at to help build (or rebuild) your confidence.
4. Set smaller, attainable goals.
Just because you didn’t score the last time doesn’t mean you can’t score at all.
Why not break up that big goal into smaller, more attainable ones? Perhaps
you were overwhelmed by the task and somehow lost focus. By breaking it
up into smaller goals, you’ll be more likely to achieve the big goal. No one ever said that perseverance was easy; in fact, it can be
extremely difficult to look past the mistakes, failures and
under-achievements and try again.However, being able to persevere and push through until you win shows true strength and resolve. Nothing worthwhile was ever achieved without perseverance.
Keep going, and don’t give up.