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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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