Perseverance is the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. You are sure to come up against obstacles, challenges, doubts and failures as you progress towards your goals. People who succeed persevere with their efforts no matter how hard the challenges, while others give up on their dreams once the going gets too tough.
To achieve success in any field of endeavor, absolute commitment to your goal is a non-negotiable. The key difference between those that succeed and those that don’t, is typically driven by the level of commitment that those who succeeded brought to the table.
The rich commit: Are you willing to work sixteen hours a day? Rich people are. Are you willing to work seven days a week and give up most of your weekends? Rich people are. Are you willing to sacrifice seeing your family, your friends, and give up your recreations and hobbies? Rich people are. Are you willing to risk all your time, energy, and start-up capital with no guarantee of returns? Rich people are.Harv Eker – Money Coach, Author – Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” —Biz Stone, Cofounder of TwitterCliff Lerner – Tech Entrepreneur / Author – Explosive Growth
What builds grit / perseverance?
Grit grows as we figure out our life philosophy, learn to dust ourselves off after rejection and disappointment, and learn to tell the difference between low-level goals that should be abandoned quickly and higher-level goals that demand more tenacity. The maturation story is that we develop the capacity for long-term passion and perseverance as we get older.
Grit depends on a different kind of hope. It rests on the expectation that our own efforts can improve our future. “I have a feeling tomorrow will be better” is different from “I resolve to make tomorrow better.Angela Duckworth – Author – Grit
Top 5 Books on Perseverance and Never Giving Up
The ability to persevere regardless of the difficulties or challenges you face, is an essential trait of any successful person. This list of Top 5 Books on Perseverance will help you build this ability to never give up.
Top Videos on Commitment & Perseverance
Angela Lee discusses the results of her intensive research into what is the key factor that drives learning success – it’s not IQ, social intelligence or talent, but rather grit. Grit is passion & perseverance for very long-term goals, day-in and day-out for years on end.
Kevin O’Leary speaks of the hard truths of entrepreneurship. As compared to fantasised notions of freedom and millions, the reality is that entrepreneurship involves tremendous sacrifices – the ability to keep moving despite failures, constant criticism, the loss of free time and time spent with your family & friends.
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While the vast majority of people chase money, the ‘new rich’ have learnt the value of finding an optimal balance of TIM (Time, Income & Mobility) instead. There are 2 major advantages of focusing on TIM – (1) Having time and location flexibility, can lead to your money being worth a lot more (2) Time and Location independence can lead to happiness and content, which money simply can’t buy.
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