Accountability Challenge Week 41: “Persistence”.
What does the Power of Persistence mean to you?
I choose to call this 52 week accountability journey that we have been on “the power of persistence”-but what does Persistence really mean?
Here is what the dictionary has to say about it….
- Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
- The continued or prolonged existence of something
- Insistently repetitive; Indefinitely continuous; Lasting past maturity without falling off;
- Refusing to give up or let go; persevering obstinately.
These definitions are all and true. To be persistent means to keep on keeping on, especially in the face of adversary. However, to me, the full meaning of the word “persistence” goes well beyond these simple definitions.
To me Persistence is a powerful positive force, and state of mind that encompasses all of good that we strive for in our lives. It is from persistence that we gain the strength to pursue our passions, our purpose our potential.
It is from Persistence that we gain the strength, courage and hope to overcome our fears, our doubts our demons, our Resistance.
It is from Persistence that we find the desire, the energy, the focus, the faith to take continual action towards our goals and dreams.
It is from Persistence that we close the gap between our untapped potential and our performance to date.
It is from Persistence that we tap into our authentic selves for perhaps the very first time.
To me Persistence is life! At least the ideal of the potential that exists lies within the heart and soul of each of us.
What does Persistence mean to you?
What will you do today to persist in your goals, dreams, visions, values, passions and purpose?
Thought for the week: “Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel” Napoleon Hill
Mark Hudon, CFP™, CCS™
Financial Fitness Coach, Certified Cash Flow Specialist™
Creator of The Core Conditioning Program™