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Passion is the shrapnel that flies from a three-way collision of determination, commitment and action.
-- Roy H. Williams
 

 

Monday, November 12, 2007

What it takes to persist

You already have what it takes to persist. For persistence is nothing more than continuing to do what you’ve been doing.

Persistence makes the difference between no achievement and great achievement. And persistence is available to all who choose it.

The enemy of persistence is that little voice you hear in your head that urges you to give up. When you hear that voice, remember that you don’t have to do what it says, and you don’t have to fight it either.

Just listen to that voice, allow it to have its say, and then calmly let it go. Keep on going and you’ll quickly be beyond it.

Remember often, with great detail and passion, why you’ve chosen to do what you’re doing. Keep your focus on the goal, and know that by continuing to progress on your journey, one step at a time, you’ll get there.

Persistence isn’t complicated, and it doesn’t require you to uncover some deep, dark, closely guarded secret. You have what it takes if you’ll simply choose to do what it takes and persist until the job is done.

— Ralph Marston

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