My persistence pays off

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.

  1. What is the relationship between success and perseverance?
  2. How does my faith (you define what faith means to you) help me to persevere?
  3. What is one important thing I would have missed out on if I quit too soon?