The Value of Perseverance

“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” — Thomas Foxwell Buxton

To chart the course in the whitewaters of business and life we need a life vest. One such vest to keep you afloat in the high seas is ‘perseverance.’ There are too many people in this world doing things they hate. Two primary reasons for this is lack of passion and perseverance.

When you are catching passion and perseverance on the field you can perform as a major league ballplayer turning triple plays and swinging with precession in your endeavors. Let’s look at how perseverance was a key success to Carl Ripken, Jr. A few years ago at a conference we had the pleasure to listen to and meet Carl Ripken, Jr.  Having a dash of perseverance allowed him to play in 2,632 consecutive games and nearly 17 straight years without missing a game.  

The value gained from the conference was priceless. The roadmap to break Ripken’s record or to make your business successful can follow the attributes needed to break his records.

1.  The right approach

2.  Strong will to succeed

3.  Passion

4.  Love to compete

5.  Consistency

6.  Conviction

7.  Strength

8.  Life management

A wow moment came when a few of us kept a secret nugget in our wallets which Ripken carried with him and credited his success in baseball. The priceless value of perseverance is told in this quote:

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt

Hoist the sail and enjoy the priceless journey of life, business in the high seas…the life vest of perseverance will keep you from drowning.

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