Perseverance

We all know what it means to persevere. Our lives is the biggest example we will ever know. Seeing is believing. Experiencing is knowing. When you go after what you want until you get it; it’s the biggest accomplishment ever. What a feeling when you look at yourself in the mirror and know that you did it; you persevered.

How many nos can you go through till you get a yes? What are you willing to endure? What are you willing to sacrifice? What are you really made of? Are you a go-getter or are you a quitter? You only know the answers to these questions as you go through life.

You will have obstacles come in your way. You will get distracted from your goal. You will get delayed. You will have circumstances out of your control coming up to test you. You must never give up. The harder the challenges, the sweeter the victory. And you will get to know this with your first accomplishment. So don’t stop there. Keep going. It only gets better from there.

The best challenges are the ones masked behind what is so-called; reality. Your reality is what you make, not what it is now. Your destiny is the choices you make, not hiding behind what seems to be impossible. If you let those things stop you and make you settle for less than what you want, then you have quit before you even start. If you allow the haters to bring you down or make you second-guess your capabilities, then you have allowed them to control your life.

You will have people tell you: “You can’t do it, This is not for you. It’s too difficult. Just accept your reality.” Don’t let anyone or anything prevent you from living the life you want for yourself. Only you know what you are capable of. Don’t follow the crowd. Be you – to the end. Even if people start to drop off from your life. They were not good for you anyway.

And why would you want to ‘fit in’ anyway. Why would you want to be a statistic? Create your life and have fun with it. Fall, it’s okay. You will get back up. Lose, it’s okay, better things will come your way. Never lose sight of the big picture. Don’t get caught up in drama. It’s only holding you back. Rise above it. Walk away from whatever that doesn’t serve you right. If you are not at peace, you are probably not living up to your best potential.

A quote I live by and want to share with you from a book I read: “I will act with the intent to be true to myself” – Oprah Winfrey, What I know for sure.

Remind yourself every time you stray away or get weak. Take a step back and ask yourself: Am I really living the life I want? Does my job make me happy? Am I fulfilled? Am I growing? Am I in the right relationship? Am I surrounded by the right people?

When you are honest with yourself; you will know what you need to do. And yes, sometimes you will have to make hard choices. You may have to get out of your comfort zone. You may have to let go of certain people that you are so attached to. But you have to do it if you want to pursue your dreams. Whatever you do, you must be convinced with every fiber in your being; is the right thing for you. And only when you are ready to make changes. No one can make you. It’s all in your hands. And above all, it’s all about your determination.

No one will ever feel your pain. No one can ever feel your joy. No matter how close they are. Only you know. You are the one living ‘Your Life’. You have your dreams, you set your goals; and only you can make them happen. Persevere my dear. It’s not over till you decide it’s over. You have the gift of life, so live it the best way you can.

{“Perseverance”: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : Steadfastness } Merriam-Webster Dictionary – Definition 

 

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