Calvin Coolidge once said:
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded a genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Who can disagree with that?
Many successful people have touted that persistence and dedication is what led to their success. Success doesn’t come without pitfalls, and when we hear about a successful person, we often don’t realize they’ve had many failures along the way, but they’ve simply been persistent and “pressed on” until they achieved their dreams.
If you’re stuck in a rut, or finding that your persistence is starting to wane a little, these tips will help you build it up once again.
Visualize Your Goals – When you’re stuck, it’s often difficult to see beyond your current place. But simple visualization can help you “see” into what the future may hold and keep you on the persistent track. Take a few minutes each day (preferably at the start or end of the day) and visualize where you’d like your life or career to be in a year or two years’ time. Be realistic but also positive in your visualization.
Imagine what your improved life will mean to you. See yourself as a successful person achieving your goals. Visualization techniques have worked for many and can help you move forward in your career and life.