We live in such a fast paced world, coffee and lunch to go, targets to meet, deadlines to beat, throw away yesterday's dreams for today’s new desire…
It can be quite hard to be really persistent.
But you know, if you are really passionate about doing something, persistence is your greatest friend.
Not your 'easiest to get along with' mate - but your truest friend, the one that will get you to where you need to go, regardless of how long it takes, or how much effort is required. Persistence will pay off. Colonel Sanders the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken was so passionate about his recipe he kept on travelling throughout the Southern States of America to sell his recipe and idea. He was an elderly man by the time he achieved any success, but his persistence founded one of the largest global fast food chains in history.
So what is it you need to apply persistence to today? What do you find you keep putting off until tomorrow, or what practices and disciplines do you want to follow, but give up on when distracted by the ‘new and shiny?
Take a large sheet of paper and some coloured pens write down all the things you wish you could achieve that would be possible if only you could stick at it. Then pick out the one that feels the most important to you and write on another piece of paper what steps you need to take every day to make it a reality.
Repeat this exercise daily, weekly, monthly adding in new steps as you progress -
...and this is how persistence begins, with a clear vision and baby steps. But beware this is not just for today, it is the beginning of a brand new persistent and more productive you.