If there’s one word that best describes what you need to reach your goals, it’s perseverance. By definition, perseverance is a steady persistence in a course of action in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. The major reason that most goals and dreams remain unrealized is due to a lack of perseverance. In short, when the going gets tough, a lot of people stop pursuing their goal. If your perseverance tank is low on fuel, I have a suggestion about refueling.
The key to bolstering your perseverance can be found in the following quote from an unknown author: You can’t control the wind, but you can adjust your sails. Those who succeed in life are constantly adjusting their sails in response to unexpected events. For that reason, it’s those who learn to make adjustments that reap the fruits of their labor. So find a way to use the winds of change swirling around you; it’ll strengthen your perseverance and keep you moving toward your goal.
By John H. Sklare, Ed.D, Lifescript Personal Coach