Aaaaaand we circle back to Monday! Most people mourn over this day. For me, it has become one of my favorites. I am refreshed and poised to make some noise! But it will take some major dedication and determination to get there. Last night I stayed up to watch one of the best baseball games of all time, but I was back up at 5:00 this morning with one goal in mind; world domination! Get em! I loved my read of “Think and Grow Rich” today. Napoleon talked about persistence and how the lack of persistence is a major cause of failure. The majority of the world is willing to throw away their goals and dreams at the first sight of obstacles. It is amazing to me how much the world lives inside that comfortable space called their comfort zone. They venture out of it here and there, but the moment things get a little crazy on the outside, they hurry right back in. And then they take forever to even think about venturing out again.
The statistic used today was 98%. 98% of the population work in a job that lacked what is called a definite of decision. What this means is that they had to take the job. They just graduated college and the next step was the first job that came their way in the field they had been studying. Or they had to jump into the first job because they had no money, and instead piled up loads of debt that forced them into jumping into the first job that actually paid them money. Because of these decisions to ignore having definite of decision that comes from definite of purpose, persistence seems to become an afterthought. Why would anyone be persistent with a job that they were “forced” into? And this, my friends, becomes a vicious cycle that people work their entire lives to get out of.
Persistence can not be supplanted by any other quality. To be great, you have to have it. ALL of those that I know to be successful, are the same people who have a NEVER GIVE UP mentality. You may think to yourself that this is such a cliche comment, and you are right. But life is about following simple principles to create life-changing results. We often talk at DishOne about how the difference between an average rep and a top rep is so little. But one thing is, that the best of the best push harder than the rest. There are several qualities in life that I am trying to teach my kids. But amongst those of the greatest of importance to me as a dad is persistence.
Dear Ashton, Boston, and Beckham:
If you simply know what you want and never ever give up until you get there, your life will be filled with happiness and success. Ye who is persistent, rules the world!