Today, let’s explore the concept of Perseverance – read through this entry once to get oriented, and then use it as an affirmation and repeat it out loud. It’s important to hear your own voice saying the words – it really helps make the concept “stick”. Create a new, positive mindset by repeating this affirmation at least once a day for the next 21 – 28 days, and then whenever you need it. Let me know how it’s going for you!
Perseverance is a choice I make each day. I succeed because I am willing to persist. Fast results may feel nice, but major achievements are worth working for. I take satisfaction in finishing what I start. My goals are too important for me to abandon them. My time is too precious for me to waste.
I remember my motivation. I think about the purpose behind my activities. When I am committed to a project, I want to make the most of my abilities.
I keep things in perspective. I stay on track regardless of how I am feeling.
I welcome setbacks as an opportunity to learn. I make good use of each experience. I evaluate my progress and adjust my plans as needed.
I think about how my actions affect others. I am reliable. I show others that they can trust me not to quit when the going gets rough.
I search for inspiration. I watch how my personal role models refuse to give up. I read about historical figures who accomplished great things because of their determination. I tell myself that if they can do it, so can I.
I encourage myself with positive self-talk.
I take some time off. I can travel further if I rest when I am tired. A strategic break helps me to return to my tasks with more energy and enthusiasm.
Today, I keep on trying. I do what it takes to reach my goals.
Self-Reflection Questions: Use these as a journaling prompt, or just think about them and really consider the answers.
- What is the relationship between success and perseverance?
- How does my faith (you define what faith means to you) help me to persevere?
- What is one important thing I would have missed out on if I quit too soon?