Monday, February 13, 2017

Ultimately It's All About Persistance

When opportunity knocks, how many times will you answer? 

We've all answered the knocking on our door.  Only to find it wasn't for us. Wrong job.  Wrong person.  Wrong business.  It's enough to make you want to give up.  Opportunity may be knocking, but it obviously isn't looking for us.  Right?

Wrong!  Disappointment is part of life.  Failure is part of success.  Success is all about persistence.  You must keep on "keepin' on" if you crave it.  You must press on, even on those days you feel like quitting. 

Patience and persistence pay off.  All the experts will tell you that.  And they are absolutely correct. You should listen to them.  Wrong job?  Stick with it until you find something better.  Use it as an opportunity to learn some new skills, get more experience, and pad that resume!  Your perfect job is waiting.  It might even be waiting right where you are.

Wrong business?  Okay.  So what?  Did you learn something from the experience?  Good!  Do you want to know how many things I tried before I found what I was good at?  And I even failed at that a few times before I finally figured it out.  And I'm not alone.  Google Sir Richard Branson and see how many businesses he's tried that have failed.  Or check out Bill Gates.  Yes, he's had a failure or two also.

Wrong person?  You'll have to figure that out on your own.  I'm a business success coach, not Dear Abby!

Babe Ruth said, "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."  We all fail.  But what separates those who go on to win from those who go on to quit is one thing - persistence.  No one has enjoyed great achievement without it.

Do you have dreams?  Do you have the persistence, perseverance, patience, and discipline to realize them?  Yes? T hen the power to change your life is in your hands

So...when opportunity knocks, how many times will you answer?  The correct response is, "As many times as it takes!"

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