Ever wonder how another person seems to face challenges via their persistence & resilience? Depending on the situation and how well you might know that person, you might shake your head in disbelief or be in their admiration club for tackling a serious challenge.
Having lived long enough I have experienced plenty of challenges that would push any human to their limits. The process flow to overcoming them successfully is persistence, continued resilience, and building positive momentum that converts to progress. Let’s break the flow down into simple concepts that can be readily deployed.
Persistence means a lot of things, but it is a continued course of action in the face of difficulty or opposition. The late American President, Calvin Coolidge, said “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Resilience carries many meanings and connotations as well. For me, it is a quality that allows certain people to be smacked down and rally stronger than before. Rather than succumbing to failure and draining our will, humans rise like the Phoenix. I believe the human soul desires hardship. American author Kristin Elizabeth says, “Deterrents are put in your life to test your resilience, to bring you closer to your life’s purpose. If you don’t know failure, how could you ever relish in glory?”
Add both of these key components of our daily lives up and you have a real shot at success. Don’t buckle or cave in when adversity hits. Reach down into your moral compass and also have the courage to reach out to those who are true advocates and care.
My friends, please remember this: respect, consideration, and courtesy matter a lot. Treat others fairly, decently, and equally. Build your moral compasses carefully and always monitor them daily. You know the battle cry: do your best each day. No one can ask more or less from any of us.
All the best/blessings, Mark