Nothing powers success more than persistence. In a recent post Harvey Deutschendorf discusses 7 habits of persistent and successful people on the Fast Company blog. These traits are common among those who succeed and excel. He writes:
“In any discussion of the attributes of successful people, persistence is always mentioned, often as the, or one of the, most important factors in success.
Major success seldom comes easily or without a great deal of effort. Often the only difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is the ability to keep going long after the rest have dropped out.
It’s relatively easy to persist when things are going well and we see progress, but highly persistent people have found ways to keep going despite major setbacks and a lack of evidence that they are moving closer toward their goals.
Here are some of the things that persistent people have in common that keeps them going long after most people have given up:
- AN ALL-CONSUMING VISION
Persistent people have a goal or vision in mind that motivates and drives them. They are often dreamers and visionaries who see their lives as having a higher purpose than simply earning a living. Their vision is deeply ingrained, and they focus on it constantly and with great emotion and energy. They often think of this vision first thing when they wake up and last thing before they go to bed. Reaching this goal becomes the focal point of their life and they devote a major portion of their energies and time toward reaching it.”
Read the rest here to learn the other 6 habits and how they can improve your ability to succeed and lead.
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Daniel R. Murphy
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