Persistence is An Essential Element of Success

Persistence is an Essential Element of

Success

Persistence

               The Road to Success is extremely individualized for each and every person on the planet. There is no magic formula that works for everyone. However, there are some common themes that can be found when examining what I like to call the “how I made it” stories of successful people. While reading these behind the scenes stories over the years I have found a common thread among them all – > PERSISTENCE!

              Persistence is that attitude that keeps you going even when you don’t want to. It’s what keeps you up late at night working on a project that really needs to get done, even when you just want to quit and go to bed. Persistence is that special element that keeps you doing the things that other people don’t want to do when they get mentally or physically fatigued. Persistence is the special element that keeps you going after failure, big or small, and encourages you to start over and try again!

                The most successful people are those who have formed the habit of being persistent and doing things they don’t want to do when they don’t want to do them! They are willing to do this because they are focused on the bigger picture. They are focused on achieving that which they have set out to achieve!!!

Here are a couple of quotes about Persistence that I hope will keep you motivated when you are ready to throw in the towel:

“We are what we repeatedly do; Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” – Bill Bradley

“Talent is nothing without persistence” – Dean Crawford

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Dr. Carmen April's Speaker Series

Dr. Carmen April’s Speaker Series

 

               Dr. Carmen April is a young entrepreneur and community leader recognized as a 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Award (NELA) Winner, a 2013 Nashville Business Journal Top 40 Under Forty Award Recipient and is a 2014 Graduate of the New Leaders Council Institute – Nashville Chapter.  Dr. April is available for speaking engagements on Leadership for College Students and Young Professionals.

You can follow her daily #Leadership insights on Twitter @DrCarmenApril

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