Have you ever been told by someone you care about that you can’t do something that you wanted to do? Then you feel a more definite conviction to do it anyway. Some would call it stubbornness. I prefer to believe it is perseverance.
What would lead me to believe it was perseverance versus stubbornness?
Perseverance is persistence in sticking to a plan. It is the ability to keep doing something despite obstacles. It shows steadfastness in doing something despite how hard it is or how long it takes to reach the goal. As a virtue, perseverance is essential to be successful in many aspects of life. Perseverance doesn’t happen overnight. It takes practice, commitment, determination, patience with oneself and others, and frankly, a lot of hard work.
The ideas for my quest had been brewing for some time. I had been writing lists, setting the stage for action, and prepping myself to take the plunge forward. I just hadn’t plunged yet.
Then COVID-19 made its debut, putting me back in prepping mode and contemplating the fence idea. Like many life coaches, connecting with others is essential to me.
Sitting and doing nothing wasn’t going to work. I was determined to find a way to proceed and share a subject matter that I know a LOT about.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is that sometimes people we love and care about don’t always see it our way or eye-to-eye with us. However, looking at both sides is crucial, and it’s not to say that we won’t understand the other person’s point of view in a situation.
“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” Tony Robbins
Trust in yourself, seize opportunities, challenge the status quo, take risks, and have the courage to be successful. Margie Warrell, a famous life coach, motivational speaker, and author of the book, “Find Your Courage: 12 Acts for Becoming Fearless at Work and in Life”, challenges her readers to rethink “life scripts.” Dream big and overcome everyday fears that keep you stuck.
I love the idea of trusting to seize opportunities, especially those that will benefit personal and professional growth, all while doing something you love.
• Are you being called to action, yet, you keep sitting on the fence?
• If you could do something Because You Can, what would it be?
• What transitions would need to take place for you to move forward?
We can stay on the other side of the fence, we can sit on it, or we can jump over. Which side do you want to stand or sit on? If you would like to jump the fence, figure out what that “because you can” thing is, want to change the status quo, or want to transition forward in life – I’m here.
With much love,