Persistence Pays

per·sist·ent

pərˈsist(ə)nt/

adjective

1.continuing firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.


“Discipline, consistent and persistent actions are more of a determining factor in the creation of success than any other combination of things.” Grant Cardone

This is what I’m reading right now from Cardone   Click image to see more

This guy totally annoys me but is spot on. He is in sales and is a deal maker. He is in your face and believes what I believe about how to live up to Gods potential in us. For him it’s our duty , our sole responsibility to be all we can be or we are letting our family down and for me letting God down.

I realize first you need to define what success is for you . Then consider those levels of success as the starting point. You need  amplify your goals so that they are so big you cant ignore them. I have several super huge goals that my take a miracle to accomplish, but having them so big keeps me focused on what I really want to accomplish. I ever get even a little close to those goals, I will have accomplished amazing things I am sure of it.

The thing I practice is persistence. It is generally in the face of opposition. I have to say that’s what keeps it interesting. I remember (just saying this, my poor Mom, I love her dearly, she worked my entire childhood and was married to a pilot, so pretty much single parenting it the whole way) one night at dinner, I was told that I was fine the way I was, an average kid, getting average grades, I should consider being a secretary or an assistant. I still remember being furious that that was what I had to look forward to. Then at 14 I worked in the little FBO my father flew out of at the front desk for the summer. I wrote fuel tickets and made coffee for the pilots passing through. I went to the office manager for something and Don said to me something along the lines of “really Jennifer you have to start thinking for yourself”. I was mortified. I thought I was doing a good job! I was 14, I didn’t know what that meant really. And yet again in College, I tended bar during the week across from campus. During the football games I was relegated to waitress. My boss Pam didn’t think I was up to the task of tending bar with such a huge crowd. Over and over again in my life somehow I have given people the impression that I am incapable. Am I too nice? Do i not show enough confidence? Am I average? Maybe….but what I do have is choice, choice to take action.

Here is where you can make the choice I made to make your life a better life. Choose to make these obstacles into objectives. When I asked why I wasn’t given the opportunities I was working for and given answers, reasons why I wasn’t moving forward, these answers became my objectives to fulfill. I have learned to think for myself, to insist I be considered, and to never give up in the face of adversity.

Stay persistent in anything you have a dream to do. I have about 6 projects I am working on and I refuse to let any of them go. I know in time everything will come to fruition. Your dreams will come true as well, just keep going, find people to support you, if not family and friends find them online, hire a coach, what ever it takes to build what ever you are working on.

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