Good morning everyone. Work requires persistence. My mom said this over and over again. The dictionary defines persistence as “a first or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.”
I cannot think of a more appropriate word to describe the approaches of all of you as we work together for our policyholders and friends advocating in the legislature, in our organizations and in our neighborhoods. “Persistence always beats resistance” is an attitude that underscores – if you don’t give up and keep moving towards your goals, then eventually the resistance (challenges, obstacles, and self-doubt) will give way to your persistence, (determination, motivation, and willingness to succeed).
When you have a passion for what you do, persistence seems to come naturally. You don’t consider stopping for a second. You’re on a mission and you’re going to see it through, because you have a great message to deliver, despite those that oppose you. If you hear the word ‘no’ more often than you’d like, keep going, no matter the conflict you are experiencing. That magical ‘yes’ is just around the corner, and it will be twice as satisfying. Persistence requires clarifying your why and the deep purpose behind your goal, mapping your possibilities of success and adjusting when a strategy isn’t working and taking action and adjust along the way.
In closing, a persistent state of mind is not always natural; it’s a learned trait. This means that persistence is most often a choice. It’s a matter of believing in yourself and finding a way to reach the end result when the first strategies failed.
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