Being persistent

By Dirk Devis,

March 30, 2021

In my post on Framing your journey to be the best you can be, I made reference to a specific journey that needs to be followed. In it, I posed the following questions:

“What needs to happen and be in place along the way in order for you to be appropriately positioned to effectively complete this journey? What is the framework required to successfully make this journey?

If one applies this framework presented so far, the probability is high that one can journey in the best possible way towards that that you want to be successful at. Can you be with this possibility?”

However, on one aspect I have not yet commented on, and that is the value of persistency to see the journey through.

Many a word has been said about persistence. The South African Concise Oxford Dictionary defines it as to continue firmly or obstinately on a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. A Japanese proverb on persistence states: “Fall seven times, stand up eight!” as far back as the 13th century, a well-known English saying was: “constant dropping wears away a stone”. The most perceptible reference to persistence for me is the following: “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins ... not through strength, but through persistence.”

Persistence is like the stamina of the road runner to see a marathon through, being in it for the long haul, to be constantly at it with whatever strength you may have at that moment to reach your destination – by just keeping on doing your best, whatever your best is at that moment, in your belief that it is within you to reach success in due course!

Can you be with this possibility of being persistent?

This is the last post on the series of a framework of operation required to successfully make it through this journey on exploring being your best. I thank you for your participation accordingly and I trust you have found value in it.

Furthermore, as we move along our journey towards being our best, we also need to be cognisant of certain roles that can be adopted to support a balanced approach towards living this journey. See my next posts regarding Supporting Roles.

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