by C. LaRene Hall
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. - Calvin Coolidge
What Is Persistence? It’s maintaining action regardless of your feelings. You push on even when you feel like quitting. When you work on a goal, sometimes you’ll feel motivated and sometimes you won’t. Motivation isn’t what produces results – it’s your actions. Persistence keeps you taking action even when you don’t want to. It’s what gets you results.
How do you know when to continue vs. when to give up? I use to believe that you should never give up, that once you set a goal, you should hang on until you’re done, no matter what. Now I know there is no honor in clinging to a goal that no longer inspires you. It’s okay to change your mind and set different goals.
Persistence is good. It’s the only reason most authors have their books published. Look at the sidebar and see what some of our blogging group has accomplished. Don’t give up – keep writing.