It’s really about self motivation when it comes right down to the carrying on of things when others all around are retreating, laying blame or quitting.
Tenacity is a good word. It means never giving in or up. It means going that extra mile when it appears all is going against you.
We can hold within our hearts excellent hopes and dreams for our futures (an important thing to do, absolutely) but beyond this, it is a “forged in fire, keep on keeping on”attitude of unrelenting determination that will get the job done.
And even more important is recognizing that with self reliance and self motivation for your own personal goals you become a torch bearer for others. Lifting up their spirits, letting them know all things are still possible, giving them something to believe in, not just you but themselves as well.
It’s called leading by example when you go on while others are feeling too tired, fearful or worried.
Know then that the feeling of helpless hopelessness cannot survive in an atmosphere of loving strength and peaceful perseverance, it just can’t! Which is why … We Go On!
Take care of you,
With much affection,
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!
This isn’t about faith or spirituality. It’s about your human spirit buried deep inside, just waiting to be recognized.
In life there are many reasons to keep going, to make a difference, to be successful, to hope and care, but they all pale besides the most obvious reason of all …
… you must believe in “Self” first. Really believe that you have a personal worth, a value in and of itself.
The starting point from which you grow.
Without recognizing your own singular value as a human being, it is guaranteed that the roads you travel will be less smooth, the terrain much rockier, the slopes much steeper.
But, when you believe in you, you become a guide for yourself
- you can plan for a better day, a better outcome.
- you gain strength, acquiring fortitude to help face life’s hard challenges. It doesn’t give you more capability, but will endow you with added courage when needed.
- you hold the fundamental key, the most important belief you can have as an essential, living and functioning human being – that of your own unique value and worth.
It’s not easy. It does seem that too often, we make mistakes, fail, hesitate, choose poorly and so forth. These are life experiences – better known as life’s learning lessons because we do learn through our errors. The thing to remember is to have the courage to get up and keep going.
trust me on this one …
it’s a lot easier to get back up when you believe you can do it!
Take it from one who knows,
“The single most important person to believe in is yourself … always!”
~ Penny L Howe
Who knew “opening doors” could be so difficult? What doors are you trying to open? The one to help you feel better about yourself? Or perhaps a better home for you and your family? Those would be the doors of self determination! A better job, or career … looks like you’re still at the door of self-determination. Your own business? Self determination! Making positive things happen for yourself and others? Yes, still the same door of self determination!
Do you notice a theme going on here? The secret to opening doors that will lead you to your success in bringing about the changes you desire – is to tell yourself you can do it. And then make it happen through repeated persistence, cultivating a – never give up, some way – some how, attitude!
Is it easy? Of course not! Nothing worthwhile comes easy. Self determination doesn’t just happen. There’s more than just a bit of work required. Is it doable? Yes – if you think you can (and you can)! Is it worth it? Absolutely!
When opportunity knocks at your door,
remember you’re the one who needs to open it!”
Penny L Howe, 2014
Thanks for your visit today. In the coming weeks I’ll be sharing a few specific “how-to’s” on what and how you can achieve a strong self determining attitude. In the meantime, Remember to keep taking care of you. If you don’t secure your own health and well-being first, anything you are striving towards becomes much more difficult.
Have an excellent week ahead, take care of you,
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