Five Ways being Persistent leads to Success

Five Ways being Persistent leads to Success

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In our post today, we would like to take an in-depth look at the subject of persistence. We will discuss what it is, and five ways being persistent can lead to success. In addition, we will also discuss topics such as the benefits of persistence and common habits of persistent people. Our hope is that this post will imbue you with fresh motivation to never give up on your dreams.

A story is told about how the Chicken Soup for the Soul series was started. It is said that the first book was rejected by over 130 publishers before it was finally published. Today, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has published more than 250 books in the series. Also, since its first publication, the book has sold over 500 million copies worldwide. This goes to show that sometimes, being rejected does not necessarily mean one has a bad idea. If we remain persistent in our pursuits, we too can end up with exciting success stories to tell.

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In the next section, we will attempt to define the word persistence.

What is Persistence?

According to Oxford Dictionary, persistence is firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. We believe the keyword here is firm continuance despite difficulties. In other words, persistence means refusing to allow any difficulty you face to stop you from achieving your goal. This is primarily how being persistent leads to success.

How to become more Persistent

According to the Oxford dictionary definition of persistence, it involves obstinate continuance on a set path. In simpler terms, this means being tenacious and sometimes, even headstrong, or stubborn.

Here are some practical steps anyone can take to become more persistent:

  1. Have a Why: The truth is that anyone can be stubborn without a clear reason. However, for persistence to produce success, it must have a clearly defined end goal and why its must be achieved. In addition, your why is also what will drive you forward when you face challenges, rejection, and other problems.
  2. Outline your Action Steps: The next step to take to be more persistent is to outline how you plan to achieve your goal. This means clearly defining steps to take to achieve a goal. Outlining action steps helps one set priorities and focus on what needs to be done at each stage to succeed.
  3. Develop Discipline and Habit: Discipline and habit are just as instrumental in achieving success as persistence. Certain disciplines such as hard work and attention to details will help one succeed. These habits and disciplines ultimately help shape our lives and our ability to succeed.
  4. Keep a positive Mental Attitude: The way we think affects the way we behave. To become more persistent, we must have unique perspectives and refuse to give it up despite opposition. By keeping a positive mental attitude, one will naturally see opportunity where others see failure and hopelessness.
  5. Build a Support Team: Being persistent in the face of challenges requires support. By building a team of people who also believe in your goals, you can develop greater persistence. Such a team would encourage pursuit of your goals and keep you accountable towards its achievement.
Four Benefits of Persistence

So far in this post, a lot has been said about persistence and how to become more persistent. Yet, what specific benefits does persistence add to a person? Here are four practical benefits persistence gives us:

  1. When you are persistent, the chances that you will achieve your hopes and dreams become significantly higher.
  2. Persistence in the face of problems leads to creative thinking and innovative solutions. It’s interesting to note that most inventions today are the direct result of persistent people attempting to reach their goals. In other words, persistence births creativity and inventions.
  3. Persistence helps one hang on long enough for a comeback after failure.
  4. Being persistent, makes you a stronger and better person.

In the next section, we will share five common habits of persistent people.

Five Habits of Persistent People

It is said that to become wise, all you really need to do is copy wise people. We believe the same thing about being persistent. Here are five common habits of persistent people that anyone could emulate to also become persistent and ultimately successful:

  1. They are Visionaries
  2. They are Passionate about what they do
  3. Persistent people know how to adapt to Changes
  4. They do not procrastinate
  5. They Have Strong Self-Confidence

In your experience, what are other habits common among persistent people? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment at the end of this post or on social media.

In the next and final section, we will share five ways being persistent helps lead to success.

Five Ways being Persistent leads to Success

As we conclude this post, we would like to explain how being persistent ultimately creates success. Understanding how this happens can be useful in helping us in our personal pursuits of success. Here they are below:

  1. It helps us overcome Obstacles: When you are determined to achieve a goal, you position yourself to solve problems as they come. With persistence, you know that even though you may not have the answer yet, you will find one.
  2. We become Self-Confident: Persistence is founded on the fact that something can be done. This understanding gives us self-confidence that helps us persist, especially when others say it can’t be done.
  3. It births Creativity: Being persistent helps us become creative thinkers to solve problems others walk away from. This creativity and problem-solving skill is what ultimately produces success.
  4. It cultivates a Mindset for Excellence: Persistence is also about achieving a goal and growing within that achieved success. Once your initial goal is achieved, the mentality of persistence will help one improve on it and make it better. For example, Microsoft did not just come out with Windows 95 and end it there. They improved on their Operating System and today, we have Windows 11.
  5. Being Persistent makes us Experts: When you think of computers today, you probably think of Apple or Microsoft. This is because these companies created a product and have consistently solved problems to refine and improve on it. Persistence makes us experts because it gives on a drive to continually improve on it.

Who knew that there were so many benefits to being stubborn? Of course, those benefits are only available if we learn to channel our firm or obstinate continuance the right way. How has persistence helped you achieve success in your own life or business? Leave us a comment at the end of this post or on social media. As always, we would love to hear from you.

Today’s Funny Quote

The only thing that ever sat its way to success Sarah Brown

Our funny quote today is by Sarah Brown, the American Actress. She said:

The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.

Do you agree? Let us know what you think in the comments section at the end of this post.

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As you begin the year, we encourage you to adopt a mindset of persistence in the face of problems. When you face them this year, don’t give up. Think creatively, adopt a positive mentality and engage your support team to find a solution.

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