Kim Peterson, CEO CommonSenseHealth.org
As Dictionary.com defines it
Simple, right? Easy? Not at all. Doable? Yes.
In my humble opinion, perseverance is a practice that must be nourished, supported and (sometimes painfully) followed through with every day.
The day that you get up 30 minutes or an hour earlier to get ahead, is a day that you persevere.
The day that you get on the treadmill and don’t get off until your thirty minute timer goes off is a day you persevere.
The day you show up to give your presentation to the team, and, even though you are sweating bullets, you take a deep breath (or a few), push yourself forward and get it done.
What does it take to persevere?
Work hard … nuff said
Quiet your negative internal dialog … when you catch yourself going down that road, immediately hit a mental pause button and reframe.
Take action (over and over again).
Feed your brain positive information..daily...audiobooks, video, podcasts.
Hang out with people who support your efforts and are on a similar trajectory.
Don’t follow the pack, try new things...fail...learn and get back up...again and again.
Take complete responsibility for your current set of circumstances and future outcomes. YOU determine your destiny. Get clear on this as quickly as you can!
Get it done...DON’T put things off!
Let go of bad habits...time wasting...over consuming of food, mindless activities etc.
Make time to reflect...what do you want your life to really look like? What do you really want? Create this as clearly as possible in your mind … reflect on it daily and focus on taking the actions that will get you there.
And if you think you are old, time has passed you by; and it’s too late for you…
Andrea Bocelli didn't start singing opera seriously until the age of 34.
Phyliss Diller became a comedian at the age of 37.
F. Murray Abraham got his first decent screen role as an actor when he was 45. The role was in the movie Amadeus and he won an Academy Award for his brilliant portrayal of Antonio Salieri. He had thought of giving up acting just two years before but thankfully didn't.
Susan Boyle, the cat lady from a village in Scotland became an international singing sensation at age 49.
Julia Child didn't learn to cook until she was almost 40 and didn't launch her TV show until she was 50.
Laura Ingalls Wilder began writing as a columnist in her 40s. The popular Little House books she was in her 60's.
Harlan Sanders, the Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, was 66 when he began to promote his style of cooking and create an empire.
Ricardo Montalban had his dream house built at the age of 68.
Grandma Moses began painting at the age of 78. Her paintings became best-selling postcards, calendars, and greeting cards and were exhibited in galleries all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She painted over 1,500 canvasses in 30 years, a quarter of those after she turned 100. Although she originally sold her paintings for $3 to $5, towards the end of her life they were fetching several thousand dollars apiece. In 2006, one of her works sold at auction for $1.2 million!
And as a final reflection Merriam-Webster sums it up rather succinctly in my humble opinion.
Definition of persevere
Even though she was tired, she persevered and finished the race.
Kim Peterson is a passionate Health & Wellness Advocate and the CEO of CommonSenseHealth.org. Prior to founding CSH, Kim was the Founder and CEO of a medical device firm that rapidly became a multi-million-dollar leader in the light therapy industry.
Since 2009, CSH has been helping to establish an online presence while generating leads and sales for Health & Wellness clients worldwide; representing brands from events to apps, medical services, fitness products and services...and the list goes on.
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