“When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.” — Estee Lauder
By Lisa Ryan
It’s easy to advance toward your goals when things are going well, when you’re “in the flow.” You feel great, you’re on a “high,” and things couldn’t be better. Because of your positive momentum, when challenges first happen, you turn on your inner turbo-boosters and plow forward.
However, when it seems nothing is going right, and challenges are abounding, and you’re not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, you may start questioning your sanity, your motivations, and whether you should be continuing down this crazy path.
Here are some tips to keep you on track so you can reach the pinnacle of your personal and professional pursuits, whatever they may be:
Think of your challenges as just another part of your story. Every delay, mistake, and denial is part of what it takes to make your victory stronger and more satisfying than if it happened easily and without trials and tribulations. You are on your way, and your efforts will pay off in ways you may not have imagined. Go for it!
Persistence pays. Slow and steady wins the race — it’s all just a matter of time.
Employee engagement expert and motivational speaker Lisa Ryan works with organizations to help them keep their top talent and best customers from becoming someone else’s. She achieves this through personalized employee engagement and customer retention keynotes, workshops, and seminars. She is the author of six books, and is featured in two films, including the award-winning “The Keeper of the Keys” with Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul. For more information, please connect with Ryan via her website.