How’s your persistence or determination for getting things done? Out of a scale of 1 to 10 where do you think you’d rate your ability to keep on, keeping on, in spite of what comes your way?
In case you didn’t know, the importance of persistence is HUGE. Almost every single successful person has learned this. They just don’t stop until they reach their goal.
The truth is it was not talent, nor education, nor intelligence that made the big difference. It was … never giving up!
I worry not for little things that interfere with what I do.
I worry not for larger things that slow me down for just a few.
I worry not for largest things that may stop me and impede.
I’ll keep on in spite of fears, I will not stop, I will succeed.
Penny L Howe, 2014
Thanks for your visit, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Oh and regarding the words I just wrote up above … all true!
For all you writers with dreams out there – frustrated by where you currently are, a few thoughts on the matter!
Did you know there’s a whole future generation of readers who will be waiting to read your written words in the near future. It’s up to you to not give up, keep writing and stay the course, doing all you can do to get your book published:
Life has interesting twists and turns to it, doesn’t it? Just about the time you think you have it figured out, it changes on you. But don’t let that stop you!
The nice thing about dreams, however, is that they’re your dreams and you can alter and adjust accordingly, as needs be, to keep them alive and hopeful in your future of days!
A few potholes in the road, I few detours will happen but a dream is a mighty thing, keep believing and dreaming … all will be achieved!
“To achieve success,
Sometimes the dreams of yesterday
need to be updated too!”
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
What is failure? Apart from a word none of us like hearing or thinking about!
Failure: The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends!
Well okay, that doesn’t sound so bad. But it’s how we feel about it that can create havoc with our lives. Not the act of failing in and of itself.
I failed in my first business (financially a huge mess). When I mentioned this to another entrepreneur, at the time, he said to me, “you didn’t fail“!
And I said, “Well if you don’t count closing your business doors, owing a ton of money to a lot of people a failure … what do you call it?”
And he said, “Taking risks while you learn how to do something the right way.” Just so you know, at the time I strongly disagreed with him. I was the one that had to figure out what to do next. I was a single parent with no income, ruined credit and lots of bills to pay.
But guess what? he was right. When I creatively (and hurriedly) came up with a short term financial solution (got a job), spoke with each of the creditors and made the best arrangements I could at the time (and asked for short term help from my family – that was the hardest thing of all!) I got by.
Within a year. I had put together another proposal, went after more financing and was in business again.
So I advise you to look carefully at the actual meaning of the word failure. Because it isn’t the end of everything. That only happens when you give up. As long as you keep trying, you haven’t failed at all, you’re still in your learning curve!
“Consider failure as a temporary setback,
the price you pay to learn until you get it right!”
~ Penny L Howe, 2013
One, Two, Three! Just three steps for being successful … unbelievable?
Perhaps but then so was …
– A Heart Transplant!
Curing/preventing many diseases!
– Speaking/seeing/connecting with someone instantly on the other side of the world!
Flying through the skies to anywhere on the planet in a matter of hours!
Making friends in a cyber world – Internet!
Landing a vehicle on Mars and communicating with it from Earth.
To name just a few of the many unbelievable things we’ve accomplished to date …
“Curiosity on Mars
… Just think what we may be able to do tomorrow!
So go for it. Unlock your potential! Here are the three steps to success!
- Have an idea and believe you can do it!
- Make a plan of action and follow through – believe you can do it!
- NEVER GIVE UP – believe you can do!
Dream big, believe you can do it, make it happen! Start today!
Thanks for the visit,