Unflinching Perseverance: the rent of success
Success is not owned but rented every single day and it costs unflinching perseverance. Everything has a price and so has success which compounds over time and leads to monthly and yearly victory. When we are at the top, we find it unfair but the same fact washes us with relief when we are in the ditches. The change can be painful but it is liberating at the same time because you know success is not final and failure is not fatal. It is the attitude that we carry in our lows that determines our character and reveals our true selves.
Unwavering determination is what it takes to succeed, and it is not a one day thing. Life is not a uniform graph, it has its ups and downs and how you adhere to a course of action when things are not going your way makes all the difference. Consider pounding a thick solid metal bar with a hammer to break it into two. Will that happen in one blow? It will not, and probably you will not see any difference between the before and after state of pounding, but every blow counts! It takes shear will power to keep pounding over and over without seeing any significant results. There comes a time when your hands might be all blistered, profusely bleeding and you might feel dizzy; those are the moments when you need to get back up with all that you have got, with all that you are made up of, you pick it up and strike it hard again just one more time.
The commitment you made and how you follow through with it, irrespective of change in circumstances is determined by unflinching perseverance. It is the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. It takes the consistency of attitude. Refuse to alter your attitude when points are not in your favor.
As Walter Elliot said, Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
Are you resilient enough to make it to the end? To finish what you started?
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