Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
If you were offered $50 right now or $100 in one year, which would you choose? And Why?
Successful people persevere when attempting to accomplish something. Graduating college, running a marathon, earning money to buy a car, losing weight, these are examples of accomplishments that require perseverance. These things take work and dedication to accomplish. Once you decide on a long term goal there are endless instant gratification activities that can derail your plans. Should I study for the test or play Xbox? Should I go to the gym and workout or lounge on the couch and watch television? Should I save my money or spend it on random junk?
Most if not all significant accomplishments in life involve some form of delayed gratification. Built in to the process of succeeding is hard work and failure. Everyone fails from time to time, sometimes repeatedly. Someone is considered a failure if they quit and stop trying before succeeding. The question is "Are you OK with failure? Or are you going to keep trying (persevere) until you succeed?" As a sophomore in high school Michael Jordan was left off of the varsity basketball team (he played on the junior varsity team) before he became the greatest basketball player on the planet. That let down fueled his drive and desire to succeed.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Not everyone is going to be a professional athlete (actor, singer, model, etc.), but whatever your chosen goal you must persevere to accomplish it. Once you realize that meaningful things often times require hard work and dedication, you will begin to prioritize your life around your goals.
"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." Benjamin Franklin
Some of you might already know what you want to do with your life. Others of you might still be trying to figure it out. The first steps to success are choosing a goal and creating a plan. Do you have any long term goals for your life? What are your goals and have you created plans to achieve these goals. Write about your goal(s) in life and detail the steps you need to do to achieve those goals.
This is a blog assignment. Title it "Perseverance."