Perseverance: The Key To Success
Many of the greatest achievers in the history of the human race have one thing in common: perseverance. Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Akio Toyota, Abraham Lincoln, Steve Jobs, Helen Keller, and others too numerous to mention are among the people who achieve success through perseverance.
In the case of Thomas Edison, he tried nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine (9999) times before he was able to invent the electric bulb. It was in Edison’s ten thousandth attempt that he succeeded. And what was Edison’s response when he was asked what kept him going after thousands of failures? Thomas Edison response was “ I have learnt nine thousand nine hundred and ninety ways of not making the electric bulb. This is perseverance at its peak.
Unfolding the Key to Success
Failure occurs when we quit trying. Winners never quit and quitters never win. Perseverance is the key to success. Success does not usually come to lots of people at first attempt. Therefore, people that really desire success do not just quit at their first attempt. Successful people keep on trying until they accomplish their goals or set objectives, in spite of the obstacles and difficulties they experience on their way to accomplishing their goals.
Perseverance not only helps people to attain success but also helps them to become a stronger and better person in life. Like the saying goes, what does not kill you will make you stronger. As long as people persevere and persist, the failures they encountered on their way to achieving their set goals and objectives in life will not only make them stronger but also prepare them for tougher challenges that await them in the future.
Creating Your Own Success
Failures are the raw materials that are used to manufacture success. In life, people really need to thoroughly understand not only what it takes to achieve their goals and objectives in life but also what does not help them to achieve their goals and objectives. Failures will teach people the hurdles they need to overcome if they want to achieve success, albeit in a hard way. As long as people persevere and handle their failures in the right way, the failures will make them a better and improved person.
Every ‘no’ or failure you experience in life takes you one step closer to a ‘yes’ or success in your life. By persevering when success seems far away, you are taking a step in the right direction to achieving your set objectives and goals. Most people out there give up when success is within their grasp. You don’t want to grow old regretting you would have tried harder in your younger days in order to achieve your set goals and objectives in life.
Perseverance holds the key to attaining success in life. Perseverance enables you to keep knocking at the door of success until the door is finally open for you to enter. Therefore, if you want to be successful, happy, and fulfilled, you need to develop the spirit of perseverance.