“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”‘~ Unknown
Good morning! In 2003 I was chosen as one of the 40 most influential business people under age 40 by the Business Journal. There was a newspaper supplement that featured a 300 word interview with each of the 40. The gist of the interview was, “What is your key to success?” The bold headline below my name read: Coffee, perseverance and faith. I have always believed that perseverance is a vital component to realizing success in any aspect of life. Those who reach their goals and their dreams refuse to give up. There are many stories that illustrate this point: the story of Edison’s two-thousand “failures” prior to his world-changing inventions; Abraham Lincolns “failure” to be elected many times before becoming president. When we believe in our purpose and ourselves, we refuse to settle for less than we deserve.
Your Turn: What drives you? Is it being the best mom you can be? The best wife? Do you have an unrealized dream of writing a book, winning a competition, or starting a business? What is your passion? Take a moment to evaluate what is most important to you. Then persevere, and allow that dream to become a reality.
Today’s Affirmation: I persevere until I reach the dreams closest to my heart.