Success through Persistence is the key to any endeavor. Many people will tell you to have passion, desire, knowledge, charisma, and many more in order to be successful. I cannot disagree with any of those attributes, but none of those matter if you are not persistent. Success requires persistence.
There is no doubt in my mind that being passionate plays a role in staying persistent. The same goes for desire, knowledge, charisma and all the others. They all play a part in driving you to be more persistent. Sure, they will get you started and give you some lift throughout your journey…BUT they do not keep you going.
I love martial arts. I am extremely passionate about martial arts, but I have days that I wake up and don’t want to workout or practice my techniques. That is where passion, desire, knowledge, charisma and all the others fall short. You have to persist even when you don’t feel like it. Ask any author, athlete or some other professional how they have achieved success and they will tell you persistence. Some call it self-discipline and that works too.
The only problem is that you may wake up one day and say, “I don’t feel disciplined.” Here is the thing though…each day you choose not to do something, you are actually being persistent about not doing it. You can be persistent about doing something or not doing it. So, now that you know that you are a persistent person, choose to focus your energy where you want it.
That is why I call it persistence and not self-discipline. Take yourself or feelings out of the equation. Realize that being persistent is a philosophy and that you have to do it to be successful. That is why best selling authors keep writing books with millions of copies. That is why great baseball players have a .300+ batting average. That is why successful real estate agents make awesome livings for themselves.
If you haven’t noticed by now, that is why I have been so persistent about using the word persistent. Everyday we have to wake up and do what needs to be done in order to achieve our goals and dreams. Persistence brings us that much closer. Success is achievable through Persistence. Now go out and just do it. You know you can!