Do you feel like giving up?
2021 has been a rollercoaster of a year! And at such a time, giving up on our dreams can seem more easier than it would have been before. So how do we persist to make our dreams come true?
The Power Of Persistence
Persistence is in fact sustained effort. You cannot achieve your goals without sustained effort, right? Persistence is the key ingredient for our success.
Even the tiniest of actions when paired with consistency lead to a larger impact. But if we quit early, we may never know how close we might be to achieving our goal.
The Story Of The Stonecutter
The power of persistence can be demonstrated through the story of the stonecutter.
A stonecutter continues to hit a rock with a hammer hundreds of times, yet the rock refuses to crack. The stonecutter keeps going. Why? Because they’re aware that progress is being made even if they can’t see it.
And eventually, the rock splits. Not as a result of the 1000th blow to the rock but rather due to the continuous work that went in up to that point.
How Can You Become More Persistent?
Mindset For Growth
Having a growth mindset is the foundation for embodying persistence – the belief that your talents and abilities can be developed.
“This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”– Carol Dweck
The next time you find yourself facing a barrier, why not change your perception of it? Instead of viewing it as a barrier, we can choose to view it as a challenge to be overcome!
Let Go Of Limiting Beliefs
What story are you telling yourself? Do you believe that you can do it or you can’t?
Whatever you believe will ultimately become your reality!
“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.“
Your ‘Why’ Will Empower You
What’s the purpose behind your goal? A clear purpose will drive you and make you more persistent.
It becomes easier to persevere through challenging work when the work we’re doing supports our purpose.
Break Down Larger Goals Into Smaller Manageable Tasks
A large goal can simply seem unattainable. But when we break it down for ourselves, we make it easier for ourselves to achieve it.
By constantly striving to move forward, one bit at a time, we can make our dreams come true. So keep chipping away! And celebrate your wins!
Is This Serving Me?
At times, you might feel completely exhausted….. And at this point, it’s imperative to remember that it’s okay to take a break. To take a step back and question ‘Is this serving me?’.
If it serves you in the long run, continue take small steps to keep the ball rolling.
Progress Through Persistence & Smart Work
Smart work is as important as being persistent.
If one approach isn’t working for you, re-evaluate your approach. You may need to take a different route to achieve your goal.
Too often we give up too quickly. My message to you is to never give up on yourself! Pursue your dreams with courage and persist. Do it for you!