zondag 24 juli 2011

Persistence


Persistence is important, vital even, and requires a concerted effort of will and stamina to maintain. But it is not an end in it self. Nor is stubbornness persistence. Stubbornness implies you intend to persist despite plentiful evidence that you are reinforcing failure. A stubborn person fears to be shown that or she is wrong. A persistent person is convinced that he or she has been right allong; that the proof lies just around the corner.

'Never give in' is a useful catch phrase, but do not take too literally. We must all surrender at some time - to love, or desire, or death. You will be forced into the last, and a fool if you never surrender to the first. But never give in easily. If you can attempt one step further along the road to succes than appears sensible before calling a halt to regroup and chart a new course.

Above all, avoid banging your head against the same piece of wall. The wall will not get any softer. Persistence is only a virtue in getting succesful when applied with intelligence, and with the humility to accept that your may be flawed.

36 opmerkingen:

  1. Yep, the wall will not get any softer. Nice text :)

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  2. The last paragraph is key, dont get confused. Persistence =/= stubborness. Be smart!

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  3. This man speaks the truth. I'll be back again!

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  4. definitely a truth to this post. I have noticed persistence pay off in many ways...and if it doesn't, then keep on trying!

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  5. Persistence is the key to success and getting what you want. Nice post.

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  6. Indeed! I am somewhat easily frustrated though.

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  7. If persistence was true, you SHOULD bang on the same place on the wall. Hit something long enough and it will get weaker.

    If you want to succeed in life tho, you need adaptation, not persistence.

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  8. Great post! persistence is the key, you don't get skill right away, you earn it after hours and hours of beating on your craft

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  9. the last paragraph really hits home and sums up everything.

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  10. Keep up the posting, this is a great blog!

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  11. no matter how, your posts always get my attention! good job!

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  12. Your blog is really interesting, and your post make me think about some stuff that may be wrong by now. haha

    Keep posting, certainly I'll get back to keep reading. :33

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  13. As always, good motivational words sir. Keep up the posting man!

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  14. Great post, big truth in the last paragraph

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  15. Speaking of persistence, keep up the great work!

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  16. your posts are really interesting, keep up ;)

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  17. I like your blog and your advices! Persitence is very important to get something in your life

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  18. If at first you don't succeed, try , try again!

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  19. idk if this blog is actually being serious haha

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  20. reposted on my blog :D come visit some time and show some love

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  21. I'm definitely the type of person that bangs his head against the wall so yeah that's me haha
    followed!

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  22. Persistence towards an end... not a means. If one track is going for a brick wall, move to the next track over that will get you past the wall and closer to the goal.

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  23. Got to keep going at it or it'll never happen ehh.

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  24. Thanks for sharing... we all need a kick in the butt from time to time. :D

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  25. well said well said, thanks for sharing m8

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  26. Persistence will take you to the moon and back.

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  27. persistence is everything. you are dam right.

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  28. this is something to remember even when you're old and grey

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  29. haha. my girlfriend is very stubborn. I can relate.

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