Taking action is essential if you want to achieve your goals, dreams, and desires. To ensure that you stay in action, one of the most important qualities you must develop is persistence.
During your journey to greater success, you will definitely face hardships, and challenges. There’ll make sure that you will want to quit, give up, and go back to doing something else. The one quality that will guarantee your success is the willingness to stick with it, to see it through to the end, and to refuse to settle for anything less than your dream. Be willing to pay the price. Achieving goals and dreams usually requires some level of sacrifice.
It might even mean putting everything in your life on hold in favour of working towards your dreams, investing all of your savings, or giving up a few hours of sleep each night.
Many people proclaim to want to achieve their goals, yet are unwilling to pay the price it takes to make their dreams a reality. However, before you can choose to pay the price, you must know what the price is. If you don’t know what will truly be required to make your dreams a reality, investigate what it will take to achieve your desired goals.
Research the cost other people have had to pay to achieve dreams similar to yours. You may even want to interview these individuals to discover the sacri- fices they had to make along the way.
Only then you may find that some costs are more than what you want to pay.
Only you can decide what is right for you and what price you are willing to pay.
But if the price is something you are willing to pay, commit yourself to watching your dream, no matter what it takes. The willingness to do whatever is required is the magic ingredient that helps you persevere in the face of challenges, setbacks, pain, and even personal injury. No matter how well you plan and how well you execute your plan, you are bound to meet with disappointments, setbacks and failures long the way to your ultimate triumph. Sometimes, you will encounter what seems like overwhelming odds. At other times, the universe will test your commitment to the goal you’re pursuing. Adversity is a greater teacher. It gives you the opportunity to develop your inner resources of character and courage, requiring that you learn new lessons, develops new parts of yourself that you never even imagined, and helps you make different innovative decisions.
So, whenever you confront an obstacle or run into a roadblock, brainstorm three ways to get around it, over it, or through it, and most importantly persist.