What is Persistence and Why do YOU Need It?

Persistence isn’t using the same tactics over and over. That’s just annoying.

Persistence is having the same goal over and over. – Seth Godin

What a great quote from a world-famous marketing guru.  What a coincidence that I found this quote today: I recently watched the classic football movie “Rudy”.  Yes, I know, this is one of the best sports movies of all time and for some reason I’d never seen the show from start to finish. Rudy had a goal and boy was he persistent at achieving that goal. He wasn’t the best athlete, he wasn’t blessed with all the gifts of height, speed, or quickness; however, we was persistent and had “the same goal over and over.” Look where that persistence took him.

I have a passion for setting goals and the effect goals have on success in anything. Here are just a few reminders why you need to be persistent and achieve your goals in Q2 of 2008:

  • Goals give direction
  • Goals motivate
  • Goals push us to levels we never thought we’d get to
  • Goals help us use our minds more effectively
  • Goals help us monitor our progress

Now, I dare anyone to say goals aren’t necessary 🙂

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9 Replies to “What is Persistence and Why do YOU Need It?”

  1. I love it! Just like Einstein when he said something along the lines of…..the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results!

    1. There are SO MANY “insane” people out there – trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

      Persistence is key to success in everything. Reminds me of the title of a book – “If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn’t Be Hard!”

      If building a business was a “turn-key” get-rich-quick, no one would ever work for someone else and we’d all live on the beach 🙂

      Thanks for the comment!

  2. Nate
    Thank you…..the above has reminded me of previous goals I had set and have accomplished. Focus and persistance lead me to my previous achievements why not with my new visions.

  3. I like Karyn’s response: to hang in there with your vision, *particularly when nothing seems to be happening!*

    We hear over and over again, write down your goals, read them everyday, act upon them everyday. Persistence worked for me in the past, I have to remember that it will work for me now, and in the future.

    gvs

  4. I like that Quote, because that is what success is about, hanging in with your dreams and vision, particularly when nothing seems to be happening!

  5. Nate,

    Another good thing to mention is that he kept to his goals regardless of all the negative beliefs that all of his peers had about them. Nobody believed he could make it as a Notre Dame football player and beat him down about it. He did not let this kill his persistence or take his eye off of his goal… amazing movie…

    Ryan