While I am trying my very best to get rid of the rat race of my 9 to 5 day job, It is important for me to be persistent with the efforts which I am putting to be able to achieve true success and become personally free.
The simple answer is related with the need of the hour. Being a human, it is not always possible for me to be motivated in what I am trying to achieve. The topic of persistence becomes more important when you feel low, even when you are putting your best from a very large portion of your past life.
So, what is persistence?
As per Google Search – firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
Why it is important to be persistent?
In the book “Think and Grow Rich” Napoleon Hill said that persistence is pretty important to success. He became friends with Henry Ford and Thomas Edison and said that both men were entirely different other than one quality and that was their persistence.
Majority are ready to quit their dreams, their targets & goals with the first resistance they face in their life. However these great men carried on, despite problems, disappointments and heavy resistance over the period of their lifetime when they were trying to chase their own dream. Can you remember any success story in which persistence at the time of dark is not there? I am sure that there is no success story which does not go with the path of persistence.
However, Again even when you know that persistence is an important factor for success and achievement of your dream target, It is quite difficult to maintain your motivation level at an optimum. So, What you should do to motivate yourself to be persistent with your long term goal?
My answer is “Books”
Yes! Books are in my opinion gives us a fresh look to our current life scenario where there may be several resistances you may be facing. However, it is important to know that no problem or resistance is new and has happened to only us. Majority great people have already successfully crossed these problems and resistances of life. In some of the great books, you can find that how others have found the solution of the issues which you may be facing at present, at the same time motivate yourself in the realm of disappointment and hard work without success.