Persistence An Essential Trait for Entrepreneurs

Persistence is one of the most commendable characters that a person can possess. It’s the ability to be determined to do or achieve something regardless of any fact.

“No great achievement is possible without persistent work.” – Bertrand Russell

Almost all of us have the habit to set some goals and plans toward success, yet the success ratio is too low, as only few of us actually stick to work on their goals and plans until it is accomplished.

Majority of us gets a deviation before the work even start or they quit in the middle of the journey. Manytimes, the reason for quitting is hardships, discomfort and uncertainty. We let our fears and doubts paralyze us from moving persistently toward our goals.

How to Develop Persistence ?

“The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.” – Napoleon Hill

It is easier to relax and do nothing, or just live in our comfort zone, rather than face the uncertainty and discomfort of sailing thru our goals. Plus, the idea of failure and hardship is unbearable.

But if you want to create change in your life and achieve success, now is the time to develop and master persistence. Here are six (6) ways to help you develop persistence:

1. Identify Your Wants and Desires

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” – Lawrence J. Peter

Before you start to work on developing persistence, first identify your wants and desires. This can be done by simply writing down the things specifically you want to have or accomplish. List down all your desires and wants, no matter how impossible they are to achieve in the moment.

2. Motivation

Motivation comes from the fact that why we want to achieve or have something. If you are clear about the basic questions of why & what, it gives you more energy to keep moving.
For eg, if you want to write a book. Writing a book takes time and patience. If you don’t have a reason to publish the book, you just won’t be able to finish it. But if have a reason like you’re motivated by influencing and teaching millions, this can keep pushing you to work on finishing the book.

3. Outline Your Definite Action Step

Identifying your wants or desires speaks of what you want to achieve. Determining your motivation shows the reasons why you want to achieve what you want. Outlining your definite action step is necessary to know how you will be able to achieve what you want.
When you know how to get what you want, it makes it easier to achieve it. To know how, it pays to do some research and planning of what needs to be done on your part. Be specific on each step you need to take. Identify at least two (2) ways and plans on how you can achieve your goals.

4. Positive Mental Attitude

The road to success is not easy, in fact, it’s challenging, this is why only few succeeds. There will be countless times you will be face with defeat and failures that if you are weak, you’ll be succumbing to negative thoughts of fears and doubts.
In order to develop persistence and eventually succeed in your endeavor, always maintain a positive mental attitude, regardless of situation. Keep your thoughts focused on taking action towards your goals. Avoid negative thoughts and feelings for it will ruin your concentration and persistence.

5. Build Your Mindset Group

People with similar mindset can help you succeed towards your goal. Choose carefully who you will trust as part of your mastermind group. If possible, include only those who can give you unbiased judgments and who has positive mental attitude. You can’t afford wasting your time listening to cynical advices and pessimist people. These types of people won’t help you succeed; instead, they will drown your energy that can eventually lead to failure.

6. Discipline and Habit is the Key

The most important of all is the discipline without it your goal-setting and planning will all go in vein.

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”. – Jim Rohn

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