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Perseverance Brings Positive Results

January 25, 2012

Despite early setbacks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. persevered and initiated change. Like King, if at first we don’t succeed, we should try and try again.

As I was walking out of South Bay Galleria, I overheard a child discussing a school project with his mother. He was explaining how much he admired Martin Luther King Jr. because he carried out his plan—even when the going got tough.

Many of us have an appreciation for Dr. King, and we know that if he were here today, he would encourage us to persevere as he did over a generation ago.

Last week, we looked at how assumptions can sometimes cause misunderstandings, confusion and undue stress—which can make us feel discouraged and keep us from reaching our goals or strengthening relationships. It takes perseverance to avoid making assumptions and achieve what we want in relationships and life success.

I had a conversation with a friend of mine while dining at Mama Terano in Rolling Hills Estates about perseverance. Over time, it can either be more challenging or easier to continue our goals with perseverance based on past experiences. Negative experiences may limit the amount of perseverance within; however, if we choose to learn the lesson from a challenging experience then we will be better equipped to take on our future goals.

When striving for a new goal, one of the most challenging obstacles may be bearing the difficulties calmly and without complaining. Limit assumptions and allow perseverance to inspire you to achieve the results you want. Here are a few tips:

  • When something starts to bother you, wait as long as you possibly can before giving into frustration or losing your temper. Expressing our feelings in a tactful way is important. Write about past challenging situations that you overcame in your journal. What were your feelings at the time?
  • If something does not seem to be working properly, give it another try. And another! Don’t give up so easily. Adopt the motto “Always finish what you start” and allow this to motivate you to completion.
  • Do you always get annoyed or lose your patience with a specific person? Take a moment to try to understand the person’s behavior. Use this as an opportunity to work through a challenge instead of trying to avoid or escape it.

Through his commitment, hard work, patience and perseverance, Dr. King achieved great things. Like Dr. King, sometimes we must try again and again to reach our goal.

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