Have you ever wondered why some people make it in life and others don’t? Well, I’ve decided to study this phenomenon and this is what I have discovered: The thing that sets successful people apart from the failures is simply tenacity.
Yes, it is their refusal to quit when things get tough. They have mastered the art of continuing no matter how tough things get. They resist the urge to quit. Some words the dictionary used to describe tenacity are: persistence, determination, perseverance, steadfastness, staying power, etc.
Some people are great starters, but they are not such great finishers. They will get very excited about something at the start of it and at the first sign of difficulty, they will quit.
I myself used to be a quitter until I learned the truth. I would go from job to job and at the first sign of discomfort, I would leave that job and go on the next. There was just always something wrong with this or that at the job. This became a pattern and affected my family’s financial situation. It affected my self-confidence.
I became ashamed of myself because, at the start of something I would get so excited and tell the whole world and then once I quite, shame would take over, because I didn’t see it through. That was until I started reading the scriptures and some personal development books and learned that the missing ingredient was tenacity.
That changed everything. I soon learned that I was the problem and more than that I learned how to break the cycle and not quit!
If you don’t develop the art of tenacity and not giving up then you will never become the person God wants and needs you to be. It’s that simple.
One of the main reasons that people quit half-way is because they lack patience. They want everything fast and easy. At the first sign of just a little discomfort, they turn and go the other way and choose the path of least resistance. In other words, they quit.
You have to settle it once and for all that from this day forward quitting is no longer an option in your life. It starts with a decision – a firm decision that you will not quit and that you will keep on keeping on until the end.
A tenacious person will hold on and not be moved by whatever is going on in their environment, because they are so focused and committed to the end goal. While others flounder, they will keep marching on until they see the victory in sight and until finally, success is theirs.
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Whenever you find someone abounding in the blessings of God, it is clear why – it is because they are strong and established. And if you won’t give up and remain faithful, then get ready to flourish like never before. You will surely be walking in success.