Defeat Resistance with Persistence
Excuse me for the bad alliteration, but it sounded pretty cool and makes an even better point.
Resistance, adversity and troubles will come to us. It’s inevitable, a fact of life. As long as you are breathing in H20 and breathing out CO2, there will be certain times in your existence that just plain suck.
It’s how you deal with those periods of intense suckiness that matter the most. Unfortunately, many choose the method that’s worst of all – ignore the problem and hope it will eventually go away. C’mon people, you know that doesn’t work. Ignoring a problem always and I do mean always, comes back to bite you.
Still others curl up into a ball and practice with perfection the woe-is-me self-pity that drives family and friends crazy. Others take their problem or God forbid, problems, to said friends and family and pray they deal with it. This one is especially true if it’s a money problem.
In all those examples one thing is common – the problem or the resistance that the individual is facing controls them and not the other way around. The only way to conquer adversity, resistance or a particular problem is to stand up to it, plan a way to overcome it and follow that plan with steel resolve until the desired outcome has transpired.
Adversity shrinks away a coward when a person is endowed with unconquerable persistence. This type of persistent effort mows down all opposition and roots out any obstacle that stands in its way. The good news is it can be developed. Persistence doesn’t discriminate. The wealthy can’t lay claim to it at the expense of everyone else. Genetics play no part. It’s a spiritual principle that’s undeniable and open to the world.
The key to harnessing this power of unwavering persistence is to create a vision. Picture the life you want to have, create a plan to make it happen, take action and live in that mental picture until the desired outcome comes about. Never take your eyes off the goal. Stay focused and don’t get distracted from what you want.
If it’s a particular problem your facing, like lack of funds to pay bills, immediately take your focus off the negative, concentrate on the solution and the life you’ve planned. I know this can be difficult, but the process must be consistently practiced in order to conquer your adversity. Run different scenarios around and see what may or may not work.
When a solution appears, which it will if you practice this technique, take action immediately until the problem is solved. Persistence can be mastered, but you must work at it.
So when you’re faced with a problem or resistance of any kind, take your thoughts off the problem and focus on the solution. Concentrate on the ideal life you’re creating, take action to make it a reality and never, ever give up.
Do this and you not only master persistence, but yourself as well.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States
I am a Commerce, Computer and Law graduate. I am running my own IT Company since 1993. I like to Read, explore Hindu Sanskruti, Travelling and Riding/Driving.