Masterful Mindsets – The Will to Persevere

“The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.”  ~David Sarnoff 


Have there been times in your life when you look back and regrettably realize that had you stayed with something, you would have succeeded? Are there dreams or goals you’ve had for yourself that you’ve given up on?

Action Challenge: 

If you look up persevere in the dictionary, here’s what it’d say: to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles or discouragement; continue steadfastly.

I love this definition so much that I almost used it as this week’s quote because I think it’s actually quite empowering. I mean think about it, “Maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty.” that statement alone is so powerful.  It speaks volumes.  And really, if we didn’t persevere in life, where would we be?

I recently posted a video on my Facebook page that’s been going around lately. It’s about how it’s never too late to be who you desire to be. (If you missed it, you can still go to my page and see it.) When you think about it, the success of the people that are featured on that video came because they were persistent. They continued steadfast towards their dreams in spite of difficulty, obstacles or discouragement.

But all too often, people come up against road blocks that stop them from moving towards their goals. But don’t let those pitfalls stop you. They are nothing more than detours. They may take you on a different path for a while. But if you really want something, no reason – no excuse, can stop you, especially if you persevere, because more often than not, that is the difference between failure and success.

My challenge for you is to get back on track. Whatever roadblocks took you on a detour of life along the way cannot keep you from reaching your dreams, if you choose to persevere. This week, think about one goal you’ve had for yourself. Maybe it was a New Year’s Resolution this year or a dream from your past, whatever the case, decide now that you will reach that goal. Then don’t hold back. Start today to work toward that goal. The first step? Contact me. I can help you create a plan for success. And give you the empowerment you need to never give up!

***I want to hear from you… share your thoughts about this week’s topic below.