Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
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 many “failures” prior to successful inventions; Colonel Sanders knocking on 620 doors before finding an investor at door 621. When we believe in our venture and ourselves, we refuse to settle for less than we deserve.
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.
I persevere until I reach the dreams closest to my heart.