“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” Winston Churchill
Remember his famous quote, “Never, never, never give up.”
In the book, “Think and Grow Rich,” the author Napoleon Hill has a whole chapter on persistence. The chapter’s title states that persistence is, “The sustained effort necessary to induce faith.” Faith that the time is right, that we have the ability or that this is what we want to do. He says that lack of persistence is one of the major causes of failure, and the ease that it may be conquered will depend on the intensity of one’s desire – what we now talk of as your WHY!
He lists 16 ‘Symptoms of Lack of Persistence,’ and talks of them as habits. Procrastination, indecision, blaming others, lack of goals and plans, wishing, and fear of criticism are some on the list. It might be time to look at what habits are keeping you from persisting when you know you should continue to move forward. What limiting beliefs are sustaining these habits? Hill talks about the discipline necessary to keep on going when the chips are down. I would love to hear from anyone about the undesirable habits you have, that are preventing you from persisting until the end.
Enjoy moving past those obstacles continuously! Robyn