PERSEVERANCE: The Key To Your Success

 

This morning I left my house walking and I came back swimming!

I went out for a brisk walk in my local park. The sun was shinning and I though “Perfect, I’ll get some exercise and my daily dose of vitamin D. It’ll be great!”

The walk usually takes me an hour. In the middle of the walk and in the middle of the park it started drizzling, then raining, then pouring! I got absolutely soaked! Rain cascaded down my face, my white pants became see through and heavy, and with every step my feet made a squeaky noise in my trainers.

When I finally got back home, my husband went “Wow, you’re soaking”.

“I know! Look at me!” I said.

“Why do you have a big smile on your face?” he said.

“I don’t know, I feel really good! It started raining and I told myself, I came here for a walk, so I am gonna keep walking!”

Along the way, I saw people running, desperately looking for shelter, crammed bus stops, plastic bags improvising as umbrellas… the park was abandoned within seconds and the streets were suddenly only inhabited by rows of annoyingly splashing cars.

As soon as I got home it stopped raining, and everything went back to normal.

Life is full of surprises. Some temporary setbacks, some bigger challenges. Ultimately, most of them pass, and things go back to normal.

Knowing this, what are You going to do when “shit” happens?

Are you going to retreat, or are you going to dodge the proverbial and keep going?

The difference between those people who have the things you want, or are achieving the things you want to achieve, is not that they are cleverer or luckier than you.  It is that they never ever give up.

I say don’t let a little storm get in the way of your success.

 

 

When the going gets tough...

 

Anna

anna@delite.ie

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