What drives you?

 “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.


What drives you? — 5 Comments

  1. AWESOME! Brook, I just love what you do..and this Good Morning says it all!

  2. Some of the May good mornings are missing from the archive, specifically May 7, May 11, May 16 and May 17. What happened?

  3. Thanks Mable!! I appreciate your kind words 🙂

    el… I took a few days off .. a rare event indeed! 🙂 My daughter celebrated her 13th birthday on May 8 and I was hosting a birthday bash slumber party on May 16 and May 17….

  4. I have two areas that I must focus on right now:
    1. Getting my huge debt obligations way down
    2. Decluttering and organizing my home

    I am happy to have the opportunity to develop a plan!

  5. As a public school orchestra teacher, I see the power of perseverance and persistence every day. Many people think that to be a musician you need “talent” but I think determination, persistence and perseverance are WAY more important than any “natural” abilities. A fire in the belly translates to success much more often than gifts and talents. I struggled at the beginning, as a young cellist, but I loved playing, and I wanted to be able to play all the time, and better. My success took years to build (decades, really). So satisfying, to develop your gifts and talents with hard work and a vision.

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