I asked a friend of mine what I should write about this week and she said persistence. As I thought about it, it occurred to me that I have never really thought of persistence before in a deeper meaning… I know persistence is the action we take to keep going during hard or strenuous times, but why do we do it? Why don’t we just give up? Why don’t we just quit? So I pondered these questions and this is what I came up with… 🙂
I heard a quote once that said, “If I persist long enough, eventually I will win”. The thing is, we all know and have confidence in ourselves and our own abilities, we just need to know how to use them. We know that we can do anything we set our minds to if we are determined. We know if we are dedicated to achieving something we will. We know what we have to do in order to get what we want, it’s just about our self control and motivation that gets us there. For example, I know I can get an ‘A’ in a class if I study hard, do my homework, and get good test grades. If I keep my motivation and moral high enough during the semester, I know I will win in the end with a good final grade. Knowing this and having faith in myself helps me remember to keep going and persist through the hard times…or just my moments of low moral.
We don’t quit on things that are important to us becasue we value them, and things that we value drive us. I probably say “I just want to give up and drop out of school” way too many times in a week than necessary, 😉 but I know I will never drop out becasue education is something that I value very highly in my life. I set high standards and values for myself. For example, I value following through on things and finishing what I start. Knowing and understanding this about myself helps me persist and conquer anything and everything I start.
We don’t give up and quit on things that we know are important to us. We know and understand that going through hard times make us better and stronger in the long run. We know that even in our low points there is a light at the end of the tunnel and things will get better. We know we have what it takes to finish a task and follow through. We just have to use our knowledge and self motivation to use our persistence and conquer all elements in our world.
Nevertheless, you will persist. Take today and work through your hard task. Remember why you started, and remember the importance of your values.
Use your persistence to persist 😉
Have a great day!