I have 3 questions for you:
1. What are the 3 things you want to stop doing?
2. What are the 3 things you want to start doing?
3. What are the 3 things you want to continue doing?
Have you noticed that young people these days tend to change paths and careers all the time? They change or stop or move on because they don’t like the circumstances that they are faced with. I wouldn’t deny that I’ve been one of them at some point as I have changed paths quite a few times myself. But sometimes we also tend to hold on to things where we’ve invested so much in for many wrong reasons.
Key take away for me is that there are benefits to change but there are also benefits in perseverance.
A research in neuroscience has proven that perseverance is a predictor of success. A more recent study adds the influence of emotions. One of the findings revealed that the more the individuals in the study experienced “negative” or “unwanted” emotions when faced with challenges, the less they persevered towards goals. In contrast, the more they experienced “positive” emotions, the more they persevered. There’s more around this research but I don’t want to get too scientific on this. My point is, we’re all going to face obstacles and challenges as we progress towards our goals and choosing to stay positive about it, with perseverance in place, will more likely lead us to success.
Choosing to be tenacious and persevering is good. Make a decision today on how you’re going to face your next challenge.
Go back to the three questions I asked in the beginning and stay in that path. Stay positive, choose to be tenacious, persevere… How you respond to this world determines your path and everything in your life will come from that response or decision.
Now, some of you might disagree but I’ll stand firm on saying that perseverance, tenacity and resilience are key to success 🙂
Scriptures to back this up:
(I’ve got faith as well…not just facts and research though I tend to lean on the latter)