7 Keys to Success
Persistence: refusing to give up, especially when faced with opposition or
difficulty; continuing firmly or steadily
Persistence: the act of continually pursuing something in spite of obstacles
2. An Open Mind
If having a dream and committing to its ultimate achievement is
something like plotting your final destination ahead of an exciting
journey, then persistence is rather like the engine you need in order to get
Persistence is what drives you on to take the next step in your journey;
persistence is what prevents you from getting discouraged by what may
have happened in the past; persistence is where the rubber meets the road!
Here is a story, of unknown origin that illustrates what persistence is all
There was a certain man who went to meet a famous guru to ask, "which
way is success?"
The be-robed, bearded sage did not speak but pointed to a place far off in
the distance. The man, thrilled by the prospect of quick and easy success,
rushed off in the appropriate direction. Suddenly, there was a loud
"splat!". Eventually, the man limped back, tattered and stunned,
assuming he must have misinterpreted the message. He repeated his
question to the guru, who again pointed silently in the same direction.
The man obediently walked off once more. This time the splat was
deafening, and when the man crawled back, he was bloody, broken,
tattered, and irate. "I asked you which way is success," he yelled at the
The 7 Keys to Success