“You are quite persistent”
I raise my head up from my breakfast on a sunny Saturday morning and look at my cousin.
I was talking to him about my planning of launching a new website and was excited for it.
Since the launch of the site I’ve gotten 69 pageviews.
I’m not kidding.
Here’s the stats.
Sure this may not be a big thing for every person. In fact this might be typical for a lot of sites opening up their first week.
For me though, it’s a big deal especially since the effort I have been putting in to growing it.
I’ve started to embrace my more persistent nature over the years. Thinking back to it, I believe this is one of the biggest traits that I have in my life.
Persistence has gotten me from debating whether doing this was a terrible idea (writing for a living and all) to having the belief that writing is my calling and I’m making it work.
By no means is my life easy or this process is easy, however one of the biggest qualities I think that’s undervalued (or at least not discussed much) in business is our persistence.
Persistence Beats Talent
Talent is a gift, but it can get in the way when someone doesn’t nurture it. I know this because I was told a story a while back about the difference between talent and persistence.
Having talent for me means you can grasp concepts faster and excel at it for quite some time. But without persistence, you’ll eventually hit a roadblock. A lot of talented individuals don’t bother improving their craft. Whether they’re stuck comparing themselves to others or they don’t know what to do next, it doesn’t matter.
Even talented people can be unsuccessful. But the one who persists, will continue to develop their talents further beyond.
Persistence Beats Education
In this day and age we push people to get high degrees of education in order to make advancement in any career. This isn’t to say there are people who can get away with only university degrees or anything. However the attitude towards hiring continues to shift as new rules and the environment changes.
In the end though, education doesn’t matter as much as we think. There are many stories of people starting incredible things despite lacking a proper education.
Not to mention we are the most educated generation, and yet we keep giving power to people who make poor and dumb decisions. Education doesn’t always mean that the person is smart.
This Is Why Persistence Will Win
We’ve seen this story before time and time again. People who persist will overcome obstacles little by little. It may take days, months, or years, but it’s a powerful force to be reckoned with.
Never underestimate the one who is persistent and knows what they want in life.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
Another scorcher of a day and I spent most of my time indoors once more. I don’t mind the sense of repetitiveness, although it doesn’t really help me in achieving my health goals.
Either way, it’s getting me to think more about what I can do to better manage my time. One thing that I’m finding that helps a lot is going the route of simplification. What I mean by this is making simple meals for myself as opposed to piling on a lot of food as I have a tendency of doing for lunch. Yesterday though I took a simpler route.
There’s still a lot of work to be done, but I know that I’ll get through it and figure something out. I am persistent after all.
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