Insist! Nothing in the world can substitute for perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than the talented failed man. The genie will not; geniuses without reward is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated bums.”Calvin Coolidge

Perseverance is one of the qualities of successful people. Most people do not achieve their dreams because they give up before reaching the goal. Many say they do not have the skills or talent, others that they do not have the resources or the preparation to complete what they started.

Are you one of those who give up or one of those who persevere?

Persevering is when you have constant permanence despite difficult circumstances and obstacles that may arise along the way. It is a word of Greek origin Proskarteresis that means constancy, persistence and Proskartereo, to attend constantly, to continue without detours, to adhere firmly, to hold on well.

I believe that most have heard or read stories of men and women who persevered regardless of the difficulties that arose. From these times we have people like Steve Jobs, who died recently, who was once elected from the company that he had created. However, he never gave up and was determined to come back to leave us a big change in this technological age.

Perseverance is a quality that you learn to develop, it does not come automatically, nor is it bought or sold in a store. It is achieved in the midst of frustrations, even when things do not go as planned.

Perseverance is achieved not in the easy moments but in the difficult ones. You must be convinced or convinced that it is the right way. Although many of my ideas are not liked by most, I must be willing to take risks.

Perseverance is achieved with faith, remember what the author of the Hebrews says “Faith is the confidence that what we hope will really happen; it is what gives us the certainty of the things that we cannot see " (11: 1 NTV)

Perseverance means finding solutions that will get you there.

“It is not blows or falls that make man fail; but his unwillingness to get up and move on. " Anonymous

What are the challenges you are facing?

Are you insisting on your dreams?

Do you think that you cannot achieve the life that you would like?

Now we are starting a new year and everyone has good wishes, everyone wants to achieve things, they start off on the right foot in January but by February you have run out of energy to finish and they enter a state of inertia, and they end up doing nothing. If you want to achieve an extraordinary life, do not allow inertia to trap you, and persevere in what you have proposed.

Do not make excuses, do not limit yourself, do not let circumstances dominate you, do not fear failure, take risks, make sure you have your purpose clear and defined. It is particularly what has helped me in what I have started and is the mark of the winners.

“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I had in my hands the shot that defined the game ... and I lost it. I have failed over and over and over again throughout my life and that is the key by which I succeeded… ”Michael Jordan

In love and leadership,

Pedro Sifontes
Coach and Speaker
Follow me: @psifontes