Perseverance: That Extra Push to Succeed – June 12

Perseverance: That Extra Push to Succeed. Sometimes that’s just what we need. It’s true, you know. Be honest. Most of us know exactly what we should do, as opposed to what we want to do … but when obstacles get in our way, they can sometimes seem insurmountable.



The idea of achieving the goals we set may seem impossible when the “giants” rise up – accidents, health issues, financial woes, family or relationship problems – these and so many other hurdles can thwart our attempts to move forward, or at least around them, as we seek an alternate route.


Watch this and see what you can learn from … a BABY!!


This baby had a goal: climb up on that couch.  She faced obstacles, momentarily became distracted,  confronted her “mountain” again, then accomplished her goal.  Did you notice her utter joy upon attaining that achievement? Can you relate?


Your additional inspiration for this Sunday…

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy

is that one comes from a strong will,

and the other from a strong won’t

~Henry Ward Beecher


Stubbornly persist,

and you will find that

the limits of your stubbornness

go well beyond

the stubbornness of your limits

~Robert Brault


Our greatest glory is not in never failing,

but in rising up every time we fail

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. 

Hold on; hold fast; hold out.  Patience is genius

~Georges-Louis Leclerc


My reflections:

These thoughts really speak to me regarding some current life circumstances. I especially like this one: “The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.”


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you find it easy to persevere so you can achieve your goals?

Isn’t it interesting what we can learn about persistence and perseverance from watching the baby in that video?


This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. This is great! I’m pretty good about persevering, at least until I lose interest in something. I tend to go “all-in” with things.

  2. This is a dose of inspiration for me today. Thanks for the jolt! Yes, “believe in yourself, push your limits, experience life, conquer your goals, and be happy.”

  3. Perseverance is an important trait to have especially when you’re trying to reach a goal or when you’re going for your dreams in life. It’s so easy to give up and it’s always challenging to continue, but with perseverance, we can achieve the impossible.

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