Review Your Week: Perseverance

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Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” ~ Walter Elliott

 

Perseverance is the most important trait and skill you can have on your quest to achieve your dreams.

Perseverance has nothing to do with how smart you are, where you grew up, who your parents are, how old you are, your body shape or size or color. Perseverance has nothing to do with the school you went to, who you know, or where you live, or whether or not you’ve been successful in the past.

Perseverance has everything to do with taking the next step. Perseverance is breaking tough, scary steps into smaller and smaller parts until you get to smidgens and specks that are just right for you, then doing those specks, smidgens, and little bits.

Perseverance means not taking no as a final answer, not taking as fact other people’s estimations of you, your abilities, and your likelihood of success. Perseverance is listening to what they have to say—in case there is something that you think is of value and of help—and taking the next step anyway.

 

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Your homework is to review your week. Are there areas where you can beef up your perseverance? As today’s quote advises, think about perseverance in terms of small increments of forward movement taken one after the other after the other.

Also, as you’re reviewing, note the times this week that you did persevere. This is fantastic—good for you! Applaud yourself for this because the more you acknowledge and congratulate yourself for this, the more comfortable you’ll be with persevering and the more likely you’ll keep persevering.

Celebrate!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

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