Persistence Is King

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Firstly an apology to my regular readers for the gap the last couple of weeks.

We’re moving to a monthly Newsletter format and my weekly musings will go to blog only - when we get the Google feed right.

Oh technology. Great when it works, frustrating when it doesn’t.

Which brings me to this weeks’ theme. We all know the gap between intention and reality is paved with problems. Murphy’s law reminds us that if things can go wrong, they will – and sometimes with a vengeance.  

I find that one of the most persistent challenges is self doubt. We feel we’re doing our best but when we encounter the inevitable detours and roadblocks the questions start.

Am I talented/skilled/ young/ energetic, etc, etc, etc enough?

Most of us have been there and all know that, at best, its’ a time and energy drain. At those times find the following saying, written by I don’t know who, is a great help.
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not: nothing is more common that unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone is key”

So right now, let’s just take a breath, pucker up and keep going.

Have a great day.
All the Best,