The importance of persistence & continuous self-improvement
There are quite a few quotes that give me inspiration when I work online, here are a couple of my favorites.
The first is by Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States:
“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 are omnipotent”
Think about this and relate it to your own online journey, it makes sense, right? You’ll always face challenges when you work online, that’s a given. But what separates the winners from the losers, the successful from the unsuccessful, those who make it from those who give up just before they do is PERSISTENCE.
When I did some off-road motorbiking (I come from tarmac, so it was a challenge for me) my instructor told me to think of myself as a train on a track that couldn’t be stopped. When you feel you’re about to lose it, give it a little throttle and just keep going. You’re unstoppable.
And, that makes sense when it comes to your online business.
When you think you’ve hit a bit of a speed wobble and are finding it difficult to carry on, even when you think you might quit, give the throttle a blip and carry on. You never know just how close you may be to success!
A parting thought
I came across this recently, and it immediately struck a chord:
“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.”
How true that is and what an inspiration to push through and consistently develop your entrepreneurial skills.
Look, you are always going to face challenges – whatever you do in life.
The mark of a true entrepreneur is to find answers to the challenges you face and NEVER, NEVER quit.