Do you persevere or do you give up too soon?
Joel Runyon blogs about doing the impossible. He has a great post on preseverance. He strongly feels about not giving up.
Most things aren’t impossible, most people just give up too soon.
The number one reason people don’t get what they want is because they give up too soon. That’s a true stat that I just made up, but I would venture to guess it’s not far off. You’ve probably given up on a lot of things before.
You didn’t get the first job you wanted – so you gave up.
The first business you started working on failed – so you gave up.
The first time you went out for a run, you puked – so you gave up.
The first time you sent in a writing piece, you got turned down – so you gave up.
It could be anything, but chances are whatever it is, it boiled down to this: you didn’t get what you wanted right away so you gave up.
You called it in. You packed it up and you headed home.
STOP GIVING UP.
Perseverance, next to adaptability is the most important skill you can have.
And it’s just that, a skill. Like any other skill in the world, you might be born with a more natural ability to persevere than others, but you can learn to stick with things and persevere if you want to. In fact, the one thing that sets people I know who succeed in the long run over the people who don’t is the ability to persevere, keep going and never give up.
The goal of this article is to get you to stop giving up!”
Joel gives 17 tips for not giving up, including:
- working out
- listening to your go-to song
- watching someone else do the impossible
- climb a mountain
- find a door and go through it
Read more at …. 17 Killer Strategies For Never Giving Up