What Are The Characteristics of Perseverance In Your Career (2 Main Things)
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The definition of perseverance is persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success, and that’s the key right there.
Despite the fact that it’s hard, despite the fact that it’s taking longer than you thought.
You might think that either you have perseverance or you don’t, right?
Maybe in the past, evidence has shown you that you don’t, but that’s not the case, you can easily develop it.
That’s the good news. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve tried and failed in the past, the past does not equal your future.
Trust me, if it did, I would have been totally screwed.
I tried to lose weight for several years and I have only just recently become successful at it. I am 35 years old and I have been building this business for four years, but before this, I had a dozen other things that failed.
If all those failures meant that I was doomed to fail forever, I would be screwed.
What are the characteristics of someone who has perseverance?
The first one, they just don’t give up.
Literally, they keep going until you get the result you want.
Failure? Not an option. No giving up along the way because it’s too hard or whatever excuse you would normally insert.
You’re too tired, you don’t have time, you don’t have money. Whatever. “You can’t fail if you never give up,” is probably my favorite quote in the world.
You can lose a bunch of little battles, you can fail a bunch of times, but you can ensure yourself that you win the entire war if you just keep going.
You can fall on your face a bunch of times, you can fail a bunch of times, or whatever metaphor you want to use, but you just have to keep going even though it’s hard, even though you’re tired, even though you don’t want to.
That’s what a person with perseverance does. It’s impossible to fail if you simply don’t give up.
The second thing, they understand delayed gratification. You may have heard me talk about the higher brain and lower brain.
Your lower brain is the one that doesn’t want to persevere. It’s the one that wants you to sit and watch Netflix and eat food on the couch where it’s comfortable.
It doesn’t want you to do the required action, especially if the required action didn’t work the first time. It has a very low tolerance for failure.
Your higher brain gets it and it’s your higher brain that will say things like oh, but we really want to make $100,000 this year. We really need to keep going.
Your lower brain will say, yeah, but you’re not going to be able to do it anyway. You’re not that good at it. You haven’t done it before.
You just need to relax and do it tomorrow too.
The only difference between someone who has given up a bunch of times and someone who has stayed the course is that they’ve trained their brain differently, so they’ve talked to their lower brain and they’ve told their lower brain, no.
They’ve said no to themselves.
They say we’re not doing that.
We are going to do the next thing.
We are going to take the next step and then this is when they need to stay in the massive action and by massive action what I mean is if something doesn’t work, you do something else.
You do something else, you do something else. You change what you’re doing and there you have it.
The two main characteristics of someone who perseveres through to success versus someone who doesn’t. It’s very, very simple.
Simple, I didn’t say it was easy.
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