Patience, Persistence, and Perspiration

Patience, Persistence, and PerspirationPatience, Persistence, and Perspiration

Patience (2014) is the ability to remain calm and not become annoyed when waiting for a long time or when dealing with problems or difficult people.

Persistence (2014) is the quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people.

Perspiration (2014) is the clear liquid that forms on your skin when you're hot, nervous or excited.

Patience, persistence, and perspiration are the keys to success. Hill (2014) suggested that patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. This means that you need to stop listening to all those naysayers that tell you you can't do something, keep at your passion no matter what, and pour your sweat or work at what you want. To put it simply, have a big enough why, dig deep, and never give up.

I was inspired to write this because of one person who found a list of 50 things he wanted to do and then left the real world and traveled across this country checking each item off his list. Brett Rounsaville the Amtrekker, at the age of just 24, did something that I would find outside my comfort zone, especially at the age of 50ish. However, it has inspired me to look at my own life and look at my own list, which I did when I was about 30 something.

There were only four things on it: 1) be an author of many books, 2) have freedom to travel, 3) become a public speaker, and 4) be a great father. What I found was that life got in the way and I forgot about this little list but it's quite funny that after about 20 years those dreams are resurfacing and demanding attention. Now that list is a little bigger but still revolves around those original goals. When I was a kid I wanted to be a doctor, never thought I'd be working on my PhD when it was advised not to even think about going to college because of poor ACT scores. I guess I wanted it more then they thought I deserved.

3 simple questions to ask yourself:

So what is your big why? What dreams do you have? Where do you want to go?


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