Patience Persistence and perseverance are essential for achieving any goal, personal or professional.
Patience teaches us to define the purpose & trust the process of growth.
Persistence teaches us that if things don’t turn out the way they were planned, re-evaluate your journey and alter the blindspots.
Perseverance teaches us to not get influenced by external factors. Our growth is a personal journey, which is not similar to that of others. So, identify your pace of learning and growing.
Significant changes happen over time!
Success is the result of working the process that is necessary for the time that is required.
Patience is the strength of will to navigate the obstacles and the challenges that may come your way as you go through the process.
Patience is essential because there will be problems. There will be people who irritate you and situations that frustrate you. If you are patient, you stay focused on doing the work. You don’t complain; you solve.
“Don’t judge yourself by what you reap today, but the seeds you sow for tomorrow!”
A seed sown takes some time to germinate and get life turned into a plant, grow into a tree, and then give fruits. No force or compulsion can make it happen sooner. The determination of the tree’s roots to go deeper will help it grow stronger and bigger.
Persistence is a quality that suggests remaining steadfast and firm on the course, action, purpose, and state, despite opposition, remonstration, hurdles, and setbacks.
Persistence helps to stay motivated, remain on course, and keep going till life’s objectives are fulfilled.
One of the examples to quote is Arunima Sinha; a former national-level volleyball player turned mountaineer.
In 2011, Arunima traveled from Lucknow to Delhi by train; some hoodlums jumped onto the train and began robbing passengers.
Arunima, who was trying to protect herself and the co-passengers, was pushed off the train and fell on a parallel railway track.
Unfortunately, another train passed on the parallel track, and it ran over one of Arunima’s legs. As a result, the leg had to be amputated. Subsequently, the Indian Railways offered her a job.
She was then brought to the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, where she spent four months. A private company provided her with a prosthetic leg.
India’s Arunima Sinha, became the world’s first female amputee to climb Mount Everest in 2013.
Apart from Everest, Arunima has also scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Kosciuszko in Australia, Aconcagua in Argentina, and Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) in Indonesia.
Successful people are persistent and self-confident even when they face failure. They rise again and continue making persistent efforts till they reach their goals.
Perseverance is being relentless about doing what needs to be done for as long as it takes. It is the never give up attitude.
Perseverance is essential because plans and projects will require a great deal of effort and endurance. If you are relentless, you don’t give up. You don’t listen to the quitting voice. You trust the process, do the work, and keep going.
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear, and obstacles vanish.”
John Quincy Adams