Friday, September 16, 2011

Things I know: About persistence...


Today I'm not posting about what I was hoping to be posting about and I can't think about it too deeply because I'll just implode. So, I'm going to post about what I know about persistence.


  1. Children have persistence in spades and we can learn a lot from them. When they want something, they won't let anything stand in their way. They'll ask, they'll ask sweetly, they'll say "Pretty please with a cherry on top and a side serve of ice-cream", they will cry, they will pout, they will scream blue bloody murder - more times than not, they eventually get what they want through sheer persistence... 
  2. Being persistent isn't a cake walk, it isn't fun, it isn't easy, and it isn't particularly inspiring in and of itself. It is what it is. It's not being willing to give up.
  3. Being persistent can take a very, very, very long time. It can take all your energy, it can suck you dry. Persistence doesn't have a time limit.
  4. Persistence is free and available to everyone. Persistence doesn't require any special talent or gifts. It can be a gift in and of itself but anyone can access it, so it's a free gift.
  5. Persistence eventually and ALWAYS pays for itself. One way or another, persistence pays for itself through achievement or through kudos. Persistence always wins.
Right now, persistence feels like the only thing we have going for us, but at the same time it's the light at the end of our tunnel!

Linking up with Yay for Home for Things I know...

8 comments:

Kebeni said...

i hear you loud and clear on this one!

Sarah Mac said...

You are so absolutely right! Having persistence and using it in the right way will almost always get you to where you need to be.

Maintaining persistence in the face of set backs can be bloody hard at times but keep reminding yourself that in the end it will have all been worth it.

Concentrating on things one at a time helps. Don't look at the big picture too often, chisel away at it bit by bit and in time it will become small enough to manage and overcome.

Sending love and positive thought and getting back to a little chiseling of my own :) x

Rhianna said...

Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses to you lovely, I hope you don't implode xx Much love and strength to build your own persistence xx

Anonymous said...

So very true. I know your strength will see you all the way through to the light at the end of that tunnel (& a little extra pouting won't hurt either) xx

Kate Sins said...

So very true... I needed this reminder right now. Thanks!

shae said...

ah persistence my old friend...

Aroha @ Colours of Sunset said...

A reminder I need almost on a daily basis...thank you!

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

Thanks for this post. There is so much we can learn from our kids. I appreciate the reminder to persist. Getting up and trying again, not allowing a sense of failure to stop us in our tracks.

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