“The mere possession of a vision is not the same as living it, nor can we encourage others with it if we do not, ourselves, understand and follow its truths….To be blessed with visions is not enough….we must live them!” – HIGH EAGLE

“Rule #1 Take one more step. Rule #2 When you can’t take one more step, refer to Rule #1” – H. Jackson Brown (author of Life’s Little Instruction Book).

That’s what it takes to achieve a dream: the will to take one more step, even when you’re convinced you can’t. People who live their dreams refuse to give up, knowing that if they keep chipping away, making whatever small progress they can every day, they increase the chance that something will happen in their favor.

Study the lives of leaders and entrepreneurs, and you’ll see that all share the quality of tenacity. Despite negative circumstances, obstacles, and injustices, they persevere. They move closer to their dreams day by day.

Does your dream make you stronger or weaker? How do you answer the tenacity question? Are you moving closer to your dream? Are you taking steps forward? Do you have the tenacity to carry you through? Or when things get tough – and they certainly will – are you more likely to give up? Ralph Waldo Emerson observed, “The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.”

Are you merely a starter, or are you also a finisher? When the enthusiasm for a new idea fades, when the passion cools, when the odds against you increase and the results diminish, when it looks as if success is impossible, will you maintain your intensity and keep going? Are you tenacious? That is the mark of people who actually achieve their dream.

Tenacity is the solution to many a problem you will encounter on the road to your dream. Consider the fact that Admiral Robert Peary attempted to reach the North Pole seven times before he finally succeeded. Oscar Hammerstein produced five shows on Broadway that were flops before staging Oklahoma, which was seen by more than 4.5 million people during a record breaking run of 2,212 performances. Thomas Edison failed in his attempt to create a workable light bulb ten thousand times before creating one that finally worked.

To achieve your dream, you will have to develop the ability to keep going when others quit. You need to develop tenacity!

Keep fighting for your dream.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic of tenacity so be sure to leave your comment in the comments section below this post.

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Etieno Etuk

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